Longer durability and sustainable
Cocopeat as such contains lignin, cellulose and hemi-cellulose. Lignin is the most stable component out of these three. The presence of lignin in the cocopeat helps the product to remain stable and retain its positive properties for several years. Cocopeat is ideal for re-use. Also the cocopeat is usable as soil conditioner in root-bound soil. Dutch Plantin cocopeat yields greater advantages than in terms of both an ecological and financial viewpoint.
Controllability of Optima cocopeat
Dutch Plantin Optima DPpots contain an air-water ratio that makes it easy to quickly steer vegetable plants by changing the nutrition to a vegetative state as well as a generative state. The Dutch Plantin Optima mix is characterized by a (very) high air content, even in conditions when there is little evaporation. This implies that a fast transition from vegetative to generative growth is possible, without a lack of air arising in the substrate. The material dries out less quickly than other growing media in warm conditions, because the cocopeat will hold some water and rewetting is very easy. This results in a more stable production and quality. As a result, growers now use Optima DPpots with good results in various crops, with the above mentioned properties being enhanced even further.