New research method to visualize water and air in growbags

Dutch Plantin has developed a new method to visualize the amount of water and air in layered growbags. Their new research program enables them to compare the characteristics of different coir based growbags and clarify the differences between brands. Until now only loose cocopeat or mixtures of cocopeat with peat moss have been examined.

Compare water and air
According to the results for the growth area at -10 cm, Dutch Plantin Optima Double Layer contains more air than water. Their growbag also shows an equal distribution of moisture, from top to bottom. The growbag of another brand has less air in the same growth area. That makes it harder for growers to manage for example the cultivation of vegetables, flowers and soft fruits, according to Dutch Plantin.

Optimal rooting in the entire mat
During the Growtech Eurasia in Antalya this December it also became clear that a new trend has been started with the latest generation of coir growbags. Growers look for a coir substrate full of air that shows uniform growth and rooting. Not only straight down, but throughout the entire mat.

Expansion of production capacity
The demand for Dutch Plantin Optima Double Layer grows worldwide. “That makes it hard to keep delivery times to acceptable levels,” says Wim Roosen of Dutch Plantin. “We therefore decided to re-invest in our production facility with four new presses. With this significant increase of our production capacity we hope to shorten the delivery of our products. A challenge that we focus on all the time.”

For more information:
Wim Roosen
Dutch Plantin Coir India Pvt Ltd
Tel: +31 610 569 218

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