The importance of measuring the correct EC in a substrate

Young roots are very sensitive to an unbalanced nutrition content, an excessive EC level and harmful elements like chlorine and sodium. To avoid these factors, choosing the right coir substrate is crucial. The widely available unwashed materials offer a rather risky alternative compared to washed and buffered coir. Indeed, it is possible to wash and…

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Coconut palm trees versus oil palm trees

The coconut products from Dutch Plantin come from the coconut palm tree (cocos nucifera), not to be confused with the oil palm tree (elaeis guineensis). Although not nearly everyone knows the differences between these two tree species, there are clear differences. Oil palm The oil palm is mass cultivated on large plantations. The largest production…

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Dutch Plantin aims for sustainability

Dutch Plantin sees itself as a cutting-edge company, especially when it comes to socially responsible business. We respect the world around us both people and environment. Bio-coconut products Our coconut products are produced on the basis of fairness and sustainability; coconut husks used to be regarded as a waste product. Sustainability is also a key…

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Cocopeat for Strawberry Cultivation

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1. Coconut fibres to be used in…

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Cocopeat for Rose cultivation

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1. Coconut fibres to be used in…

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Cocopeat for Professional Horticulture

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1.Coconut fibres to be used in matresses,…

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When lifespan is prolonged by ageing!

Earlier issues of FCI have indicated the growing interest among growers on all continents to adapt their production to soil-less systems. Earlier issues of FCI have indicated the growing interest among growers on all continents to adapt their production to soil-less systems. Growing media products originating from coir are currently recognised to be in strong…

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