I have always grown in soil, how would I benefit to begin growing with coconut?
Soil-less cultivations with high technology have many advantages over the traditional crops. They enable high planting density and greater performance, as the number of plants is limited only by the illumination. Production is highly intensive, without need for rotation to mitigate negative effects. They also allow plant production where soil conditions are unsuitable. They are virtually indifferent to seasonality and have a more efficient use of water and fertilizers. This eliminates intrinsic soil problems such as diseases, depletion, salinisation, structure degradation, improper drainage, problems of seed degermination, etc. Coconut hydroponics reduces pathogen contaminations and allows better control of pests and diseases. Other advantages are:
- It requires less labour
- High-quality crops are obtained, very homogeneous and quicker
- Homogeneity of the growing medium
- The coconut is an organic, recyclable and sustainable material
Is the Coconut a stable material?
Coconut is an organic material that is processed to make it stable. Materials that do not meet the conditions of biochemical maturity risk evolving during cultivation, causing fermentation and, therefore, lack of oxygen and release of substances that could be phytotoxic. This is avoided subjecting the raw material to an aging process. The coconut is stored to suffer oxidation and timely fermentation, reaching a stable point. This aging process usually takes between 3 and 6 months. It is processed for use only when the raw material is completely stable.
Are there different types of coconut?
In the sector we differentiate two types of coconut: Red Coco and Brown Coco. In Projar we always use the Red Coco type, a natural raw material, which has only been separated from the pulp, untreated in any way. Our company acquires the product, which has not been handled, and processes it from start to finish at our facilities. Brown Coco is a processed material: the shell, after being removed from the pulp, is introduced into water rafts for weeks or months to soften and therefore facilitates its grinding. Coconut resulting from this process has higher risks of contamination and lower quality, due to the time it spends in contact with water its grain size is greatly reduced.
Can I use coconut for all crops?
Yes, coconut is a suitable substrate for either horticulture as for other crops: ornamental plant (perennial, flower…), fruit, seed… Its ability to maintain a good aeration and drainage balance provides excellent root development.
What is the difference between washed and unwashed coconut?
Washed coconut provides a specific guaranteed electrical conductivity (EC), usually necessary in some products. Unwashed coconut, however, is not supplied with a minimum guaranteed conductivity, which is common in certain applications.
What coconut raw materials does Projar process?
Cocopeat. When processing coconut shell we obtain long fibers and coir pith or cocopeat. The long fiber is separated for use in the textile industry. The short fiber and other particles, which form the cocopeat is what we use for manufacturing. Chips. The shell is sliced with a specific machine and the resulting coconut chips, are used for manufacturing. We offer two grain sizes of chips.
What is the difference between coconut and other hydroponic solutions?
|Withstands up to two days without irrigation, reducing system failures.
||Sensitive or unable to bear the lack of water.
|Long periods and infrequent watering.
||Short and frequent irrigation cycles.
|Lower degradation, for several years.
||Some materials degrade during cultivation.
|High thermal inertia. Good damping power against extreme temperatures.
||Low thermal inertia.
|Renewable source, low environmental impact.
||Non-renewable source. Significant environmental impact.
Is it possible to buy Golden Grow products at any time of year?
Projar has 7 units and production modules spread over various regions of India and Sri Lanka. This translates into 27,000 square feet of production, storage and processing of raw materials. As a result, we can produce and store enough products to ensure supply at any time of year.
Why are Projar factories in India and Sri Lanka?
India and Sri Lanka are two major coconut-producing countries, an industry surrounded by a powerful textile sector. This allows the existence of enough raw materials to supply to both sectors. In addition, weather conditions are better in these regions than in other tropical countries.
In what formats can the coconut be purchased?
Golden Grow Hydroponics is presented in five different formats to suit the needs of each client:
- Growing trays
- Easy Planter
- Growing plates
- Bricks of 650g
- Blocks of 5kg
Golden Grow Blend está disponible en dos formatos:
- Bricks of 650g
- Blocks of 5kg
How I can become a distributor of products Golden Grow?
If in your area there is no Golden Grow distributor and you accept our terms of distribution, your company can market our products. If you are considering this option, contact us and we will inform you about it personally.