Firms join forces to offer coir-based products

Horticultural Coir and Hutchinsons have formed a partnership to offer growers coir-based growing media from Horticultural Coir's COIR PRO range.

The range of growbags, compressed blocks and discs is made in Horticultural Coir's factories in India.

Horticultural Coir managing director Tom de Vesci said the arrangement will give UK growers access to his company's products through the Hutchinsons' agronomists and Horticultural Coir's tech-nical director, Dr Raul Cabrera.

Cabrera also heads its Spanish sister company, where he advises growers on necessary adjustments to fertigation regimes when switching from peat to coir for the first time.

De Vesci said most UK growers look for pre-buffered coir, but he can advise UK growers how to treat wash it.

He added: "I believe that we are the oldest and most experienced UK supplier of horticultural coir products and we are delighted to be linking with a company of Hutchinsons' quality and reputation."

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