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.

Mar 14, 2014  |  News

Grower of the Year 2014

For 2014, the Grower of the Year Awards was held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London and after the success of last few year’s events, Botanicoir sponsored the Soft Fruit Grower of the Year Award once again. The theme this year was “Best of British Horticulture”. The UK Grower Awards is the highlight of… Read in full >

Aug 12, 2013  |  News

Using coir as a growing substrate – sustainably and ethically

Manufactured from the inner husk of coconuts, coir is, by its very nature, produced in distant, and often developing, countries. This means that there is also an ethical slant to consider, as well as the question of shipping costs and carbon use. As retailers apply more pressure on their suppliers to focus on sustainability and… Read in full >

Jul 16, 2013  |  News

Fruit Focus 2013 Preview

Precision is the key theme on Agrovista’s stand at Fruit Focus as state-of-the-art monitoring technology and industry leading coir developments combine to provide the ultimate in crop protection product control. The purchase of Plantsystems last year means that Agrovista can now provide growers with the latest technology to monitor aspects such as temperature, relative humidity,… Read in full >

Paul Howlett using Botanicoir Breeze XD product
Jul 15, 2013  |  News

Growing Salad in Coir

Environmentally friendly, cost effective and easy to manage – three key reasons why Wight Salads, the UK’s biggest independent tomato grower, has switched all its conventional production into coir over the past five years. The move reflects a national trend. After a slow start – coir first appeared in the early 1990s in salad crops… Read in full >

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