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 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 >

Oct 27, 2016  |  News

Strawberry Growers vote for table top production, post referendum

The impact of the rising National Living Wage (NLW) and Brexit will mean the vast majority of strawberries grown in the ‘high labour-cost’ UK will be all be grown in substrate systems within the next decade, according to experts. With labour being the single greatest cost within horticultural businesses – accounting for between 35-60% of… Read in full >

Jul 11, 2016  |  News

Future-proofing coir supplies for growers

In an industry first for coir production, investment in a state-of-the-art drying facility promises to ensure the issues caused by a two-year long monsoon in Sri Lanka, can never happen again. Sri Lanka is the world’s largest exporter of coir fibre-based products. Since the introduction of industrial coir manufacturing in the country in the 1900’s,… Read in full >

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