APPLICATIONS OF COCO COIR IN SOIL IMPROVEMENT
Recognizing the importance of soil for plant growth as well as human health, growers gradually find out ways to improve the quality of the soil. Therefore, the improvement of soil with coco coir has been a topic of much interest in recent years. Let’s take a look at some advantages when choosing coir for soil improvement:
- Acid soil improvement: Using coco coir for soil improvement will help increase the pH of the soil, thereby ensuring that plants are provided with adequate nutrients.
- Environmental protection: Coco coir is a natural and completely environmentally friendly material, not only that, but it can also be recycled and reused many times, thus, this is an effective environmental protection measure but not too expensive.
- Stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms: The organic substances and minerals present in coconut fiber create favorable conditions for beneficial microorganisms to grow, thereby consuming and converting them into nitrogenous, phosphorus, etc. necessary for plants.
- Coco coir also contains substances such as saponins and lignin that have antibacterial and antifungal effects, which help prevent soil diseases and protect beneficial microorganisms from harmful agents.