Coco coir is a natural material extracted from the husk of the coconut and used in hydroponic cultivation.
Coco coir used in agriculture is a by-product obtained during the processing of coconut shells. During this processing, several types of products are obtained which are used as substrates in agriculture: coconut chips, fibres and particles.
Coir chips and large particles in the coco coir are used for greater aeration and drainage, while the small fibres and particles are used for greater water and nutrient retention.
The correct combination of the different types of products obtained from coco coir has a direct influence on the quality of the substrate and the benefits it will bring to the crops, which is why a good knowledge of the crop to be grown and of the coco fibre itself is essential to design a high quality substrate that will allow us to obtain the maximum potential from our crops.