FibreDust have released a new premium blend of coir and wood fiber, creating a new level of growing media. “As an organic media, coir has significant advantages. From water retention, to aeration, to low EC and near neutral PH, coir is hard to beat. By adding wood fiber, we have made it even better”, said CEO Sam Ahilan.
Blueberries grown at the FibreDust facility in Mexico (FD Berries). "The root system is impressive", says Andy Pidgeon, Director of Marketing with FibreDust.
The addition of wood fiber increases the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) of the mix, allowing the plant to benefit from an increased availability of nutrients. No longer do you need to add additional fertilizer after watering due to run off. “Coir already has a CEC of 90-100 meq/100g, add to that wood fiber with a CEC of 60-70 meq/100g and you have an excellent natural media with better holding capacity for nutrients. You also benefit from increased water retention - all good stuff for your plants' root system. Better roots = better yield”, continued Sam.
With its patent-pending process, FibreDust is posed to introduce grow bags in many sizes to meet the needs of growers globally. Stop by booth 3016A at the Canadian Greenhouse conference to see the mix firsthand.