GREEN DAY COCO PEAT

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INTRODUCTION

Coco peat (coco peat), also known as coir pith. Coir fibre pith, coir dust, or simply coir, is made from coconut husks, which are byproducts of other industries that use coconuts. Coco peat primarily consists of the coir fibre pith or coir dust which is obtained by processing coconut husk and removing the long fibres. The coco peat which is obtained can hold large quantities of water, just like a sponge. It is used as a replacement for traditional peat in soil mixtures, or, as a soil-less substrate for plant cultivation. Coir waste from coir fiber industries is washed, heat-treated, screened and graded before being processed into coco peat products of various granularity and denseness, which are then used for horticultural and agricultural applications and as industrial absorbent.

USES OF COCO PEAT

Coco peat is used as a soil additive. Due to low levels of nutrients in its composition, coco peat is usually not the sole component in the medium used to grow plants. When plants are grown exclusively in coco peat, it is important to add nutrients according to the specific plants' needs. Coco peat from Philippines, Sri Lanka and India contains several macro- and micro-plant nutrients, including substantial quantities of potassium. This extra potassium can interfere with magnesium availability. Adding extra Magnesium through the addition of Epsom salts can correct this issue. Some Coco peat is not fully decomposed when it arrives and will use up available nitrogen as it does so (known as drawdown), competing with the plant if there is not enough. Poorly sourced coco peat can have excess salts in it and needs washing (check electrical conductivity of run-off water, flush if high). It has a similar cation exchange capacity to sphagnum peat, holds water well, re-wets well from dry and holds around 1000 times more air than soil. Adding slow release fertilizers or organic fertilizers are highly advised when growing with coco peat.

COMMON USES OF COCO PEAT INCLUDE:

Coco peat is As a substitute for peat, because it is free of bacteria and most fungal spores, and is sustainably produced without the environmental damage caused by peat mining. Mixed with sand, compost and fertilizer to make good quality potting soil. Coco peat generally has acidity in the range of pH - 5.5 to 6.5. It is a little on the acidic side for some plants, but many popular plants can tolerate this pH range. As substrate for growing mushrooms, which thrive on the cellulose? Coco peat has high cellulose and lignin content. Coco peat can be re-used up to three times with little loss of yield. Coco peat from diseased plants should not be re-used.

PRICES:

Coco Peat- Blocks Dealer Rate MRP
650 Grams - Coir Block 20.00 30.00
5 Kgs - Coir Block 100.00 120.00

Nutri Coco Peat- Blocks Dealer Rate MRP
650 Grams - Nutri Coir Block 65.00 90.00
5 Kgs - Nutri Coir Block 300.00 500.00