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.

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 >

Apr 12, 2017  |  News

New free draining coir substrate launched

We’ve launched a new substrate grow bag to our range, with excellent free draining properties and a high air-filled porosity, and it’s ideal for crops such as tomatoes, which prefer a dryer growing environment. One Southport based salad company has seen excellent results on a tomato crop. Flavour Fresh production manager, Andy Roe, has been… Read in full >

Mar 31, 2017  |  News

Coir substrate disks deliver labour and performance benefits

Many Dutch strawberry growers have made the switch from loose cocopeat to coir substrate disks, to improve the efficiency of planting. Botanicoir discs are supplied compressed and flat and can be designed with a pre-drilled hole in the centre to facilitate the wetting up process. When wetted up, the disks expand easily to create optimum… Read in full >

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