Jiffy Coco Products
Coco substrate has a variety of uses, depending on the way the coconut husk is processed. It can be divided into three forms: Husk Chips (HC), Coco Pith (CP) and Crush. Husk chips are produced by cutting fresh green husk into sleeves and chipped afterwards. Coco pith is fine material combed off the coconut fibres. Crush is the whole husk ground to form a combination of chip and pith.
Products and RHP
After treatment that includes ongoing washing and buffering the raw material gains RHP certification that is necessary for it to be considered for use in Holland. It is free of weed seed and is monitored throughout the entire process. EC is typically < 0.05mS/cm 1:15 dilution.
Some coir products can be washed but unbuffered which can result in the release of Na and K from the coir at a later stage in your production. This has EC raising effect in your potting mix and can be problematic for salt sensitive crops.
Coir is available in an unwashed and unbuffered form with only the aging process being carried out to ensure the correct physical characteristics. This coir is best used only if it is mixed into potting mixed at relatively low percentages. EC is typically > 2-3mS/cm at 1:1.5 dilution.
Jiffy Coco Products
Jiffy offers the Hydroponic industry a line of products that is geared towards changing the industry into sustainable vegetable growing.
The Jiffy Coir Disc is specially designed for the cultivation of Gerbera, providing maximum structure stability and an optimal air/water ratio. The Jiffy treated media guarantees against high Na and K values, avoids excessive conductivity while at the same time having Ca and Mg readily available through the fertiliser added to the substrate.
The disc concept is to utilize the maximum fibre content in the substrate to obtain the maximum structure stability and optimal air/water ratio. The handling volume is reduced making for easy handling of the material and lower transportation costs. By using the Jiffy CD, no extra pot filling equipment is required and no bulky substrate needs to be handled.
Gerbera can be grown in 100% coir, or mixes of coir and perlite. The Jiffy CD will, just like all coarse coir, contain about 75% water and 25% air.
As coir substrates can vary widely in quality due to the need of proper treatment of the media, Jiffy guarantees the quality of the Jiffy CD to confirm to the need of the horticultural industry.
This means that Sodium (Na), Potassium (k) and Chloride (Cl) levels are as low as possible to avoid problems related to Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and other useful fertiliser components binding to the media.