Blueberry Farming without Soil – Coco Peat / Coco Coir

 

Golden Grow Blueberry
Easyplanter Premium 27l Bag

*Can be supplied with or without the bag. If hydrated correctly 27L specification.

High-quality coconut fibre in ready-to-use individual packaging. Composed of our Golden Grow Hydroponics Premium coconut blend. Thanks to this composition, it is ideal for blueberry cultivation due to its high aeration capacity, avoiding stress caused by root asphyxiation, and at the same time, providing the plant with a reserve of water for critical moments of stress caused by to high temperatures. Facilitates crop management, pH control and electrical conductivity. The bag is a 800 gauge white plastic bag with a black interior and has a 5-year warranty plus a high number of drainage points to facilitate moisture control and washing of salts or without the plastic liner, allowing it to be placed in pots with the same dimensions.

 

Specifications

pH:  5.5-6.2

EC: ≤ 1.5-2.5 mS/cm

Saturated Soil Paste Analysis: 2.0-4.0 mS/cm

Composition: 20% Cocopeat + 80% Chips

Granulometry: Cocopeat. 0-4 mm. Chips: 8-15 mm

Dimensions: 30cm x 30cm x30cm

Palletised: 360 Units / 20 pallets. 7,200 Units/40′ HC

 

Benefits

Excellent sifting/screening for removal of finer particles

Its chip content guarantees good drainage throughout its useful life

To aid with correct positioning and to save labour, it can be supplied with a hole for an irrigation dripper

Homogeneous and uniform product

100% natural, renewable and recyclable material

OMRI organic quality certificate

Download Blueberry Easyplanter 27L Brochure

Golden Grow Blueberry
Easyplanter Premium 40l Bag

*Can be supplied with or without the bag. If hydrated correctly 40.5L specification.

High-quality coconut fibre in ready-to-use individual packaging. Composed of our Golden Grow Hydroponics Premium coconut blend. Thanks to this composition, it is ideal for blueberry cultivation due to its high aeration capacity, avoiding stress caused by root asphyxiation, and at the same time, providing the plant with a reserve of water for critical moments of stress caused by to high temperatures. Facilitates crop management, pH control and electrical conductivity. The bag is a 800 gauge white plastic bag with a black interior and has a 5-year warranty plus a high number of drainage points to facilitate moisture control and washing of salts or without the plastic liner, allowing it to be placed in pots with the same dimensions.

 

Specifications

pH:  5.5-6.2

EC: ≤ 1.5-2.5 mS/cm

Saturated Soil Paste Analysis: 2.0-4.0 mS/cm

Composition: 20% Cocopeat + 80% Chips (Mixes can be made by client’s specification)

Granulometry: Cocopeat: 0-4 mm. Chips: 8-15 mm

Dimensions: 30cm x 30cm x45cm

Volume: 40,5 litre (Expanded & Hydrated)

Palletised: 5,600 Units/40′ HC

 

Benefits

Excellent sifting/screening for removal of finer particles

Its chip content guarantees good drainage throughout its useful life

To aid with correct positioning and to save labour, it can be supplied
with a hole for an irrigation dripper

Homogeneous and uniform product

100% natural, renewable and recyclable material

OMRI organic quality certificate

Download Blueberry Easyplanter 40.5L Brochure

  Growing Blueberries with GoldenGrow Premium 40l Grow Bag

GoldenGrow Premium 40Liter Bags
Before Expansion

Golden Grow Premium 40liter Bags
After Expansion

  Step-by-Step Instructions for Using GoldenGrow Easyplanter Grow Bags

Golden Grow Premium
Blueberry 5kg Blocks

These blocks are not individually weighed-they vary in size and the container is sold based on price per ton. Yield if hydrated correctly is 1kg ± 8-9Litres.

This growing media comes from the mesocarp of the coconut and is intended for hydroponics and/or substrate. Homogeneous product that enables higher yield (expanded kilograms per litres) with a guaranteed quality. This product is available in blocks and briquettes.

Coco peat finest particles are used for propagation: seed, nurseries, tree pots nurseries, seed bed, forestry and more. It can be used in their pure form or blended with other substrate. Its high water holding capacity and porosity results on top germination rates and a very good root system development. Its light weight makes it ideal to reduce transport cost.

 

Specifications

Dried Weight: 5kg Blocks varies from 2,6-4-5kg.
*Container is sold per ton of coco peat blueberry mix, not per block.

Hydrated yield: 5 kg Block will yield +-40-45 litres / 1kg will yield +-8-9 litres

Compressed size (cm): 28 x 28 x 15 cm *Varies on the different size blocks

Composition: 80% cocopeat + 20% Fiber content

Structure: Cocopeat: 0-4 mm/  Fiber content: 2-4 mm

Electric Conductivity: 

Washed (W):  ≤ 1,0 mS/cm (Sonneveld 1:1,5 v/v)  / ≤ 1,5 mS/cm (Saturated paste)

Extra Washed (EW): ≤ 0,4 mS/cm (Sonneveld 1:1,5 v/v) / ≤ 1,0 mS/cm (Saturated paste)

Extra Washed Buffered (EWB):  ≤ 0,4 mS/cm (Sonneveld 1:1,5 v/v) / ≤ 1,0 mS/cm (Saturated paste)

PH: 5,5-6,2 (Sonneveld 1:1,5 v/v)

Packaging:  Units per 40´ HC (20 pallets +-23 tons) / container. Palletised, wrapped in stretched film and strapped for better stability.

Benefits

Coco peat has a high water holding capacity (eight times its weight) combined with high porosity (95%) allows an excellent root aeration – oxygenation, producing more functional roots therefore improving plant nutrition and healthier plants.

Excellent re-wetting

Light weight, easy handling

Homogenous and stable structure; long lasting, superior to peat

Totally organic, 100% natural, renewable source

pH slightly acid: 5,5-6,5, suitable for most plants species

Lightweight material ideal for reducing transport costs

  Growing Blueberries with Projar GoldenGrow Premium Coco Coir 5kg Block

Step 1: Unloading 5kg Projar Golden Grow Premium Blueberry coco coir block

Step 2: Hydration of 5kg block, will swell with water to +-60L ‘boer-maak-‘n-plan dam’

Step 3: Breaking open partially hydrated 5kg blocks. More water will be added

Step 4: Shovelling loading partially hydrated coco coir peat (5kg blocks) into the Spilo HDPE polyweave 45L bags

Step 5: Spilo 45L bag with Golden Grow Premium Blueberry coco coir mix under cover

Step 6: Placing bags under cover in growing fields

  Blueberry Farming with Projar GoldenGrow Easyplanter

Projar Professional Blueberry Mixes for Pots

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 also provides the necessary aeration of the growth medium. This substrate is, therefore, perfect for plants that, like the blueberry plant, require an acidic pH soil level. The optimum range is between 4.5 and 5.5.

 

Specifications

pH: 4.5 – 5.5 

Granulometry: 10-40 mm 

Additives: Calcium dolomite 

Size: 120 litre bag / 130 litre bag / maxibale

 

Properties

Durability: 8 years

High drainage capacity

High aeration capacity

No clogging

Promotes root development

Acid pH

Course structure

Sustraberry Blueberry Excellence

 

Substrate with a coarse structure based on the mixture of selected blonde peat with a proportion of SOD peat, with coconut fibre with a special structure, coarse and with short fibres, and perlite. Thanks to its high proportion of coconut, it is a long lasting substrate, since the coconut degrades less than peat, providing physical stability. In addition, the coconut fibre avoids compaction and, therefore, facilitates proper drainage. The proportion of blonde peat included provides nutrients to the substrate to aid in the proper establishment of roots. The perlite also contributes to the durability and provides the growth medium with the necessary aeration. This substrate is, therefore, perfect for plants such as the blueberry plant, which requires an acidic pH soil level. The optimum range is between 4.5 and 5.5.

 

Specifications

pH: 5.5-6.5

Granulometry: 10-40 mm 

Additives: Dolomite lime: 1-3 kg/m3

Size: 120 litre bag / 130 litre bag / maxibale

 

Properties

Durability: 8 years

High drainage capacity

High aeration capacity

No clogging

Promotes root development

Acid pH

Course structure

Berry Pots available in 20, 25, 35 or 40 litres and or 45L HDPE Woven Bag

DiskProtect Weed Control

 

Protecting the substrate is very important for crops with a longer vegetation cycle, as unwanted grasses can grow on the substrate base over time, which would damage the crop.

It is a 100% natural protector, made of recyclable coconut fibre. The coconut fibre is treated with 100% natural rubber, sprayed to help maintain the disc’s shape. Unlike other protectors with the same use, it has enough consistency to protect properly, preventing evapotranspiration, but allowing ventilation.

 

Suitable for

Cultivation of blueberry plants in pots.


Application

Place in the pot, on the substrate, passing the stem of the plant through the disc. Protects the plant from weeds and prevents evapotranspiration of the substrate.


Available Sizes

20cm, 23cm, 25cm, 30cm, 33cm, 36cm, 43cm


Presentation

Boxes (units per box according to elected size).

Weed control in blueberry crops can increase yields by up to 56%

Performing weed control, even with systems that don’t include herbicides (such as rice straw, sawdust, or anti-weed meshes) can increase fruit yields in blueberry plants by up to 56.6%.

Tests carried out over several years in Chilean blueberry producing areas show significant increases in fruit yield in high-density blueberry fields by comparing manual weeding, every 3 weeks, with the uncontrolled control group, stated Engineer Alvaro Villalba, the Director of Horticulture at Projar.

While the use of rice straw and manual control helped to obtain good yields, the increase in yields in the tests was lower than that produced by some herbicides and systems based on anti-weed meshes, which are a clear alternative to the use of chemical products as they were very effective, even though – in some cases- producers need to complement them with manual weeding around the plants’ base, Villalba said.

The Projar Group consists of several companies in the green sector. You can find information about products and solutions for plant producers and landscaping companies. We are a group of companies that can summarise your activities: manufacture of substrates, distribution of horticultural products and gardening and environmental restoration, and environmental services and advanced solutions. We have factories substrates in Spain, India and Sri Lanka.

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