Hort Americas offers OMRI-certified Riococo coir substrates

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Hort Americas offers several Riococo coir substrate products. Two of those substrates recently received OMRI certification for use in organic crop production.

Riococo Coir Starter Blocks allow growers to propagate easier and faster to produce healthy plants organically. These biodegradable blocks are made from a 100 percent coir fiber compressed disc packed in biodegradable cellulose paper.

The blocks have excellent water holding capacity. Equal distribution of water throughout the blocks ensures optimum management of the air and water balance and the equal distribution of nutrient solutions.

The blocks’ natural coir fibers retain water and keep roots well-aerated. The blocks’ open structure is maintained throughout the propagation cycle until the blocks are transplanted into separate growing containers.

OMRI-certified Riococo Closed Bottom Organic Plugs work in a wide variety of production systems, including 1020 trays, grow bags, nutrient film technique (NFT), raft systems, aquaponics and aeroponics. Available in 32 mm and 42 mm sizes, these coir plugs are ideal for the production of leafy greens and culinary herbs.

For more: Hort Americas, (469) 532-2383; mluitjohan@hortamericas.com