Coir is the outside hard layer of husk that surrounds the shell of the coconut. It consists mainly of fibres, which have traditionally been used to manufacture rope, carpets, doormats, upholstery stuffing, brushes etc. Between these fibres is the corky substance called coir pith, which has recently been widely recognized as the superior growing medium in which to grow soft fruit, tomatoes, roses and many other crops.
Coir Pith a spongy material that binds the coconut fibre in the husk, coir pith is finding new applications. It is an excellent soil conditioner and is being extensively used as a soil-less medium for agri-horticultural purposes. With its moisture retention qualities, coir pith is ideal for growing anthodium’s and orchids.
The eco-friendly product is said to be replacing many traditional products as an effective soil bed under greenhouse conditions. Coir pith Briquettes are made by compressing coir pith. They are individually shrink wrapped for export with or without labels as per specifications.
Coir Pith Briquettes are natural organic growing medium and extensively used in Nurseries, Home Gardens, Green Houses and other Farming communities. Coir pith is emerging as a dollar-earning product indicating its potential to revitalize the soil.
Coir pith is mixed with a suitable animal manure such as cow dung or poultry litter by using it as an absorbent in cattle farms and poultry farms. The spent coir pith is richly soaked with the dropping of the animals and this product is further decomposed using fungal culture. Suitable minerals are added to increase the availability of secondary and micro nutrients. The fungus breaks down the coir pith and the natural bacteria in the manure breaks down the manure resulting in a rich, soft, humus, organic manure that is widely used for horticulture, especially seed germination and organic farming of vegetables.