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.

2015 Waste water treatment plant
Mar 12, 2015  |  News

Botanicoir Opens Waste Water Treatment Plant in Sri Lanka

The last few years has seen a marked increase in the use of coir for soft fruit cultivation and the propagation of young plants. The sensitivity of such crops has meant that buffered coir has become the substrate of choice. In the production of buffered coir substrate, calcium nitrate is used to remove unwanted elements… Read in full >

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 >

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