News & Events

Below you can browse the latest and archived Botanicoir news, events and press releases. Read through our product advances, growing innovations and industry developments.

Apr 15, 2019  |  News

Strawberries in the blood

Sustainable production of strawberries meeting the challenges of climate change Joanna Wood reports Pressure groups and activists like Extinction Rebellion are constantly in the news making our consumers ever more aware of climate change and sustainability issues. Now is a good time to remind ourselves what the soft fruit industry is doing to face up… Read in full >

Oct 1, 2018  |  News

Succeeding in a challenging year

by Joanna Wood With most soft-fruit businesses now producing over a six-month period, no soft-fruit season can ever be described as a ‘breeze’, but perhaps this year has been especially challenging. Ben Drummond of E.C Drummond’s Homme Farm, Ross-on-Wye speaks for many, when he describes his season as “very, very spikey”. With 125 acres of… Read in full >

Sep 1, 2017  |  News

Careful substrate selection brings increased yields

With the success of strawberry growth greatly influenced by the type of growing media used, it is imperative to ensure that growers not only choose a quality substrate, but also one that suits their operational needs. Ashley Wensak of New Forest Fruit has found success growing strawberries in coir substrate growbags. So much so that… Read in full >

Apr 12, 2017  |  News

Social accountability credentials raised

As a producer of an organic, environmentally friendly, sustainable growing media, we take particular care to ensure that the way we operate is ethically responsible. When sourcing raw materials, we only select coir mills that operate to high standards with regards to their employees and procedures. We strive to maintain the best working conditions in… Read in full >



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