Coir Pith: An eco-friendly growing medim

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Growing medium

Absence of physical properties like aeration, drainage and water holding capacity makes Field soil unsuitable for cultivation. soil less growing media helps to improve this situation. . Coir pith is becoming one of the most popular growing mediums in the world. Coir pith is also known as coco peat or coir dust.

Vayalar Coirpith Products, a leading producer and exporter of coirpith, helps you grow your fruits, vegetables and flowers in an eco- friendly growing medium designed to nurture and protect your plants. Website and EMail

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Coir Pith: a proven alternative to rockwool slabs, peatmoss and perlite

Coir Pith also known as cocopeat or Coir dust consists of short fibres. The honeycomb like structure of the mesocarp tissue gives Coir Pith a high surface area per unit volume. This property enables Coir dust to absorb liquids and gases.

Coir dust is air dried and compressed into blocks or bales. Before it can be used, The Coir Pith blocks or bales are to be placed in a tub of water which causes the coir dust to expand. A standard bale generally yields around 340L of moist coir or approximately one third of a m3.

The most important attributes of coir dust is it’s ease of wetting. Unlike
peat which becomes increasingly difficult to rewet as it dries down, coir dust remains relatively hydrophilic even when it is dry. This property of coir pith impacts provides water and fertilizer use efficiency.

Many supermarket shelves with Coir Pith shows that coir dust is now commonly used in potting mixes especially those that claim to be water efficient.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Coir pith: An eco friendly growing medium

Coir pith Briquette
Coir pith, a waste material from the coir industry is finding new applications. Research conducted by different institutions has led to the development of various methods that speed up the process of coir pith decomposition. Decomposed coir pith is used as hydroponics systems for growing flowers and vegetables under controlled conditions.This eco-friendly material is replacing Peat Moss and rock wool as an effective soil bed under green house conditions.

This product has Excellent water holding capacity and contains macro as well as micro nutrients. Coir pith products such as Coir pith grow bag, Coir pith bale, Coir pith Briquettes, Coir pith Discs, and Coco chips are ideal for growing fruits, vegetables and flowers.