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Berry Farming/Raspberry Farming

The Emerging Market of Raspberries

Raspberry production has always been present in the berry market, but eclipsed by the popularity of blueberries. This purple fruit is cultivated around the world in soil or with hydroponics systems for the increasing demand of it in the international markets. Nevertheless, the hectares dedicated to the raspberry cultivation has increased significantly over the years. An Eurostat’s report in 2016…

Blueberry Farming

Projar Sustraberry Blueberry Premium

Substrate based on a mixture of fine blonde peat, black peat, Cocopeat® coconut fibre and perlite. It is a substrate that has great physical stability when transported. In addition, the mixture of black peat and coconut fibre provides a perfect balance for drainage. The proportion of special blonde SOD peat provides nutrients to the substrate, which allow roots to be established properly. The perlite…

Coco Coir/Hydroponics/Soilless Growing

The best practices related with soilless production

When it comes to start up a soilless production, the grower should consider certain aspects which will determine the crop success. The soilless culture has numerable benefits, but it requires basic technical knowledge to ensure the correct development of the crop. The soilless technique or hydroponic growing aims to obtain greater profitability by reducing cultural and labour costs, as well…

soilless production

Why to use coir fiber instead of rock wool in soilless cultivation?

The characteristics of a substrate is defined by its physical, chemical, and biological properties. From a substrate it is expected to be the ideal growing medium through which the producer obtains the maximum potential of a culture. But the producer also has to take into account those factors that directly affect the capacity of the substrate, such as technical qualification,…

Coco Coir/Coco Peat

What is the coir fiber lifetime? Could it be recycled?

The coir fiber can be recycled after having been used for its initial purpose. It is an organic material that have positive benefits even after its used in the crop. It has been proved that the coir fiber reusing release beneficial microbes that are present in the medium, such as mycorrhiza and trichoderma. These compounds spread greater potential for growth…

Coco Coir/Coco Peat/Soilless Growing

How to disinfect coir fibre incorporated to soil when the cultivation is finished

One of the practices in horticultural production is to incorporate coir fibre to the soil. This agronomic solution improves the physical and chemical conditions of soil avoiding problems generated by the lack of organic material. Once the production season has ended is important to disinfect the coir fibre before preparing again the soil for a new production. It is important…