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.

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 >

Jun 27, 2013  |  News

Fruit Focus Preview: All bases covered

Agrovista’s (stand 302) purchase of farm-monitoring and prediction specialist Plantsystems last September has strengthened its ability to monitor temperature, relative humidity, irrigation, soil moisture and conductivity levels and to influence these remotely, says Mark Davies, head of its soft-fruit business. “Plantsystems’ telemetry solutions use radio-linked monitoring stations that provide accurate real-time data from any location… Read in full >

Our growers visit the factory in Sri Lanka March 2013
Mar 25, 2013  |  News

Our growers visit the factory in Sri Lanka March 2013

This year another grower delegation visited our production facility in Sri Lanka. We want to give growers the opportunity to see where the products come from and enable them to gain a better understanding of how they are produced. It is important to Botanicoir that our growers understand the production process as it will enable… Read in full >

Feb 1, 2013  |  News

Troughs or bags?

Substrate systems have been adopted by most of the UK’s major strawberry growers over the past few years and Botanicoir has been at the forefront of the development and improvement, recently launching its new and improved “Precision Plus” graded mix. Lack of pest and disease-free land, plus the loss of reliable soil sterilants have forced… Read in full >

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