Distinguish treated coconut and untreated coconut humus
From coconut shells, one can separate 2 parts 1 of coconut fiber used to line the camp floor or to grow orchids, 2 and cocopeat.
This type of material is very good for agriculture, especially high-tech agriculture. However coconut fiber humus (accounting for 70% of coconut shell weight) after being separated from coconut shell. Fresh coconut (untreated) contains 2 important substances that greatly affect the root of the sprouts plant, at most 2 tannin substances (a lot of acrid in tea, cocopeat, … Tan in water environment) and Lignin (acrid only soluble in alkaline medium). These two ingredients clog every suction line – inhale the nutrients of the seedling roots, making it difficult to decompose. If used directly, it will stunt plants, grow slowly or poison the seedlings, leading to tree death.
Processed cocopeat is a completely organic substrate, made from coconuts.
Treated coconut peat with acrid substance, Lignin is a useful substrate for plants. An excellent substrate for plant root growth, increasing fertility, microbiology, microelements and soil organic matter. Therefore, treated coco peat will increase the capacity of the buffer zone. In order to help plants withstand the lack of fertilizer and water in a short time. So coco peat is used a lot in the composition of clean soil, or can grow vegetables and flowers. This article will accurately describe the process of processing fresh coconut humus
You may feel that the process is complicated and time consuming. But with industrial scale, coco peat will be put into reservoirs for treatment. With processing volume can be up to hundreds of tons per day. So the cost and processing time will be greatly reduced.
How to distinguish processed cocopeat and untreated cocopeat
Currently coco peat is often sold in the market by reusable bags or unbranded packaging. Buyers only rely on the information of the seller to know whether the cocopeat has been treated or untreated, so it is difficult to distinguish and often the situation of hanging goats selling dog meat. So what is the solution to distinguish processed and untreated cocos.
– Colors and senses: Unprocessed coconut is often light yellow (the color of fresh coconut shells) and is very dry in the hand, the treated coco is reddish brown and has a very high moisture content (due to Soak and rinse clean water several times, giving good hydration. Some places use how to soak coco peat in water if the water is red brown, then the coco peat has not been processed. However, some of the treated coconut mulch still gives brown water because they only need to be treated as standard. So this way only feel by senses, but not really accurate.