Best Professional Product or Service - Winner H2CoCo, Cocogreen

Launched at Fruit Focus in 2015, Cocogreen's new wetting and water-conservation agent H2CoCo is designed to help soft-fruit businesses improve productivity by improving water, fertiliser and labour-efficiency in coir-grown crops.

Best Professional Product or Service - Winner H2CoCo, Cocogreen
Best Professional Product or Service - Winner H2CoCo, Cocogreen

H2CoCo boasts a rehydration time for compressed coir that is up to 50 times faster than standard wetting agents thanks to the product's InstaWet technology, which enables it to act as a wetting and spreading agent, penetrating agent and re-wetting agent.

Where it would normally take around two-to-three days to completely hydrate compressed coir growbags ready to plant, by using H2CoCo the time is slashed to under an hour.

The volume of water used is also slashed, aiding water management efficiency. The consequence, says supplier Cocogreen, is that using H2CoCo makes compressed coir growbags a highly attractive option compared to loose coir growbags that previously had the advantage of wetting up more quickly but require considerably more labour to position in the field.

Meanwhile, the product's spreading and penetration characteristics ensure both water and fertiliser move vertically and horizontally throughout the entire substrate, assisting the best root growth and crop productivity.

Major strawberry supplier Mansfields has observed that using H2CoCo led to almost immediate growbag moisture levels of more than 50 per cent. Without H2CoCo, 10 per cent of growbags typically struggle to exceed 35 per cent over time.

In addition, where H2CoCo has been used throughout the growing season, monitoring has shown stable improvements to moisture levels and distribution throughout the whole coir substrate, while overall irrigation and fertiliser usage was reduced.

Research in the USA with field-grown tomatoes has shown that a comparable yield was obtained using 75 per cent of the normal water applied when using Cocogreen coir in combination with H2CoCo. The product also brought on earlier yields.


Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business planning - Post-Brexit recruitment

Business planning - Post-Brexit recruitment

A good human resources strategy can help to ensure that you have enough of the right staff at the right time, Neville Stein advises.

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

What options will apprentice levy open up for horticulture?

Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.

Clever polytunnel films

Clever polytunnel films

Longer seasons, improved yields and better crop quality are all being achieved thanks to the latest technically advanced smart films, Gavin McEwan reports.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here