Wednesday, 30 December 2015

COCO PEAT: Your Harvest Manager Ensuring High Quality Flowers

In the art of crop production and harvesting a reliable source of good quality water is crucial for a successful yield. Coco peat which contains coir fiber pith obtained from coconut husk has an incredible capability to hold water.

Floriculture or the science of cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants is a vibrant aspect of horticulture but unfortunately enough it requires huge amounts of water for smooth functioning and this major con challenges well flourished floriculture in areas with severe water scarcity. But if there is a problem there must be a solution, colorful flowers and abundant water resources must co-exist. Our Organic fertilizer coco peat can be one of the best possible answer to this problem.

Their wondrous specialty is that they can hold large amounts of water, nearly 7 times the size of its mass. Moreover it discharges nutrients accordingly and this results can be observed in the tantalizing hues of high quality flowers it produces. The fact that it is reusable is the icing on the cake. In floriculture such water locking agents are essential to reduce unnecessary water drainage from the topsoil. Huge maintenance and care is required to keep the flowering plants healthy on the contrary the use of coco peat cuts of several maintenance factors therefore making farms more profitable. Our coco peat is therefore a multi-tasker being able to reduce water leakage, adding to plant nutrition and plays a major role in harvest management since less managed farms are more profitable it also leads to the economic development of the continent.

Boyce Agro’s innovation In coco peat is saving tons of water everyday in horticulture globally. We are not only concerned about conserving water and soil quality but also quite attentive to all your queries regarding floriculture because we provide growing solutions, and expert help to local flower growers. Beauty and sustainability these are the two main priorities of corporation. A partnership between Boyce and the distributors in the flower growing industries will be a truce for the greater benefit for not only water scarce regions but the entire human race. Collaborations and cooperation from the distributors can counter the growing conflicts for water in third world countries.

Nearly seventy percent of the world is covered with water but only 2.5 percent of the total water on earth is fresh drinkable water which is nearly optimum for sustaining the world’s population. But due to extremities, over usage and severe wastage a serious crisis for potable water has arisen and a major amount of that water is lost in horticulture with the lack of a good harvest management system. You surely wouldn’t want your farm to contribute to the depletion of usable water.

The ease of usage of our coco peat will make floriculture a cakewalk for you and then you get to wear that eco friendly badge. With the Boyce range of coco peat you can grow the plants to their full potential.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Coco Peat vs. Weeds

Our coco peat is an 100 per cent organic product made from coconut husk and it can work wonders as growing medium for crops. Made from coir fiber this soil conditioner can guarantee you healthier yields.
Weed is a wild unwanted plant growing in competition with the cultivated plants. They create a shortage in nutrients for the cultivation plants hence sabotaging yields.

Many of might have a common question popping up in your mind. Is coco peat effective against weeds? Well as a matter of fact it is. Firstly it supplies beneficial microorganisms to ensure healthy growth of your crops which in turn keeps weeds pests and other diseases at bay. This being said it is clear that your farms will never be the same again but it will only change for good, with less time wastage in getting rid of weed you get more time planning your economy.

Coco Peat holds an incredible amount of water, upto ten times than that of its weight therefore a very less amount of it guarantees long term hydration it does not allow over hydration and prevents growth of weed. It not only takes care of unwanted weed but also creates a pollution free environment for your farm  because of its recyclable properties.

Along with the fact it is pollution free, eco friendly and completely reusable its effects are also long lasting. Once added to the soil it lasts for as long as three to four years and that save you the time for regular mixing and time is money. some of its remarkable qualities makes it an indispensable part of your farm’s maintenance, these qualities include:

 Incredible water holding capacity
 Accelerating microbial action 
 Supplementing useful nutrition to the soil
 High levels of cellulose and lignin
 Weed preventing properties
 Maintains the pH value of the soil and keeps it within a favorable degree

Coco Peat can be reused 4 to five times at most and being biodegradable it will leave no harmful residue. You always wished for all in one solution for your farm and our coco peat is the answer to all your ordeals. Coco peat makes an excellent growing medium for hydroponics, soil mixes, and container plants in addition to all these it has natural rooting hormones and antifungal properties. Coco Peat also prevents unnecessary drainage of water from the topsoil and helps erode it.

So if you want a biodegradable fertilizer which also takes care of unwanted weeds in your farm you best consider Boyce Agro’s premium quality coco peat.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Flower Growers In Holland Prefer Quality Coco Peat From India and Sri Lanka

India is growing its coco peat production in large quantities and getting popularity globally. Between the period 2010 and 2013, India’s coco peat export has doubled. This escalation has been stated by the Government of India. India is the leading exporter of coco peat products in the world. To its account, almost 50% of the coco peat product is supplied by India. Apart from India, Sri Lanka too is evolving as a great coco peat supplier. Sri Lanka has shown great potential in the last few years in terms of coco peat export, both in terms of quality and quantity. One of the largest importers of these varieties from India and Sri Lanka is Holland.

The highly premium quality coco peat products from India and Sri Lanka are exported to Holland in large quantities. The products are 100% renewable and ecologically sound. All most 90% of the flower growers use coco peat products supplied from these two countries. The growth of this industry has become possible due to the surplus amount of both skilled and un-skilled laborers in India and Sri Lanka. The products are manufactured maintaining global standards.

The well conditioning and water holding capacity of the coco peat products has made it well acclaimed for flower growth in Holland. The texture of the products is uniform which makes it consistent. It has low degradation value which makes it usable for flower growth. Apart from its well conditioning properties, it also has oxygenation properties which make it ideal. Holland flower growers are well compatible with the coco peat products as they can allow aeration even if it is absolutely saturated. The light weight coir products are very spongy and fibrous. The clayey soils can be cured and made suitable for flower growth by adding coco peat. Likewise, sandy soils can be made fertile too.

The horticulture industry in Holland is one of the leading one in the international market. They use the coco peat as it allows proper root penetration. It was estimated in a study in 2011 that after using coco peat there was a 10% to 20% less consumption of water. So those areas suffering from water scarcity in Netherlands need not to worry. With the use of coco peat, the Dutch flower growers are being able to produce more pots which are ultimately bringing forth more profit. The flower growers have received RHP authentication for its yielding programs in India.

Holland is famous for its rose production. The reason behind their production of high quality roses is the use of high quality coco peat from India and Sri Lanka. Instead of soil, they have switched to coconut fiber. The coconut husks are ideal for potting as they protect the seeds from the rage of the sun. The coco peat also provides immunity to the roots and does not allow fungus or bacteria to infest on them.

India and Sri Lanka has maintained the quality of coco peat and thus Holland has entrusted upon these two countries. Coco peat has filled in the gap between the two south Asian countries and this ‘Lowland’.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Every Entrepreneur Needs a Slice of Luck. We Get That To You

Starting with any kind of business requires a bit of strategic push without which success becomes hard to consume. Coco peat as we all know has already become the centre of attraction in today’s horticulture and flower growing industries. It acts as a soil-less medium making the impossible happen. In those rugged and unfortunate terrains that do not get the blessings of rain or are blessed with infertile soil, coco peat there, acts as the guardian angel!
The coco peat is an absolute waiter-holding material beneficial to cultivators. Not only that, but its affordable price is what compelling the farmers and flower growers to make use of this product. When the demand excels isn’t it wise to be a source of supplier to cater to the needs? That is exactly where Boyce Agro comes to your rescue. It stays there as the guardian assisting you to overcome the hurdles of becoming the distributor of coco peat. One of the main things looked after by Boyce Agro is the frequent fluctuations in the price of coco peat. This fluctuation is mainly due to climatic variations. There is price hike during the rainy season and a lowering of it during the summers. To certain extent, Boyce tends to manage this instability in the prices. Boyce purchases large quantities of coco peat during the summers when the prices are low and keeps them for future use during monsoon when there is a rise in price. In this way even the distributor of Boyce gets to store coco peat in bulks without encountering the high prices.
Boyce allows its distributors to get a sample in order to know its application and quality. Boyce is constantly making new moves to exemplify the existing products. Another advantage of Boyce is that it has universal popularity. It helps the distributor in every stage and also has the title of providing the best quality coco peat. In areas where there is water stressed conditions, where the need for an alternative to water for cultivation is absolutely required – allocating the most wanted coco peat is the best option. Using coco peat is a sustainable way of making the efficient utilization of water. It gains you high profit margin. Coco peat requires limited maintenance which makes it all the more attractive as an option. Two other factors must be kept in mind which is sure to make your business proliferate. Coco peat helps to distribute the soil nutrients evenly due to its water holding capacity. It also has the advantage of being re-used. This attracts the poor farmers as they get the optimum usage of their money. So if you are an entrepreneur selling coco peat, you will gain more rather than selling any other chemicals for cultivation.
The factors mentioned above makes Boyce Agro a good choice for an interested dealer to get linked with. Boyce has the world wide acknowledgement and also has the heart to help its distributors to not only gain profit but also help the needy farmers and those blooming entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

How Rains Affect Coco Peat Production?

In recent time, coco peat has certainly become one of the important factors that are being used in farming. Apart from its high water holding capacity, it is used as an organic fertilizer and the fact that it holds the soil together is one of the major reasons that why is it being used so widely. Coco peat is generated from the coir pith or coconut husk as we all call it. Though coco peat is being used in the farming world around the globe, there is a problem which has not been sorted till date and should be treated with some remedy at the earliest.

The production of the coco peat is a time taking process which comprises of many steps in a specified manner so that the production of the coco peat blocks from the coir. Firstly, the coconut husk is extracted out and the coir hair is dried up in the sun so that the moisture content reaches a level of less than 20%, which can be turned into coco peat blocks so as to be sent to the market. If the moisture content is more than the desired, the coir hair can’t be processed further so as to turn them into the blocks of the coco peat which can be available to the farmers for the end use.

During the monsoon season, there is an inadequate supply of sunlight which results in the event of not drying the coir hair to the desired limit. This is a major reason which leads to the difference in the supply and demand of the coco peat during the rainy season. Also, coconut trees are usually located near to the sea shore where the relative humidity reaches near to 90-95% during the rainy season. That’s a secondary reason for not drying the coir hair using the secondary methods as the air surrounding is already filled with water near to the maximum limit.

Also being by the sea side, the rain is often accompanied by strong winds and during which hardly anyone goes up the tall coconut trees to fetch them. Also if the tree is immersed under water, you can’t certainly climb it up and get the coconuts. Also rain makes the trunk of the tree wet and hence slippery which might result in a serious accident taking place, and as the farmers are mostly the only earning members in the family they certainly can’t and they usually don’t take up the risk to go to the top.

Though coco peat is becoming an important part of farming, but the fluctuation in its price especially during the monsoon stops the farmer opting for it. Though some of the leading firms have managed to control the price to some extent, but still their remains some hills and valleys in the graph for the price during the different months or seasons. To attract more farmers for using this product, the major companies should put in extra effort and if needed should come together with some innovative idea.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Making Organic Growing A Reality

With the growing demand of every single commodity, there has been a need to generate surplus to what we use to and the main reason behind that being the increasing population. Farming is also under this pressure of generating more output from the same field and with the same no of seeds and in order to attain the given figure; farmers often opt for the inorganic fertilizers which are available in plenty and also available at a cheaper rate. But the recent advancement in science has also helped the farmers even and now they can get a material which acts as an organic fertilizer and has other associated benefits as well.
Coco peat is one such material which is made from coconut husk. The coconut husk is obtained from the tropical areas of the globe from where they are sent to the processing industries for the further processes. Coco peat is a product which also is available easily and readily and that’s why its use has been increasing with every passing day.
Being an organic fertilizer, coco peat acts as a good substance that can hold water when required. These days a majority of crops get destroyed just because of the fact that the farmers don’t get enough water at regular intervals to irrigate their crops. In order to overcome this problem, coco peat serves as a great example. When there is extra water in the soil, it gets picked up and is soaked within the coco peat which may be released at the time of need, like when the irrigation is not proper due to scarcity of water.
Coco peat also helps in holding the soil together. Coco peat when used in soil, it helps in holding the soil together and gives aeration thus it helps in proper growth of the plant. Holding the soil together also helps in reducing the amount of dust particles suspended in the air which serves as a major reason that coco peat also helps in reducing the air pollution level. Holding the soil reduces the chances of evaporation of water from the soil which reduces the amount of water to be used in farming.
Though using a coco peat has so many advantages, there are many problems associated with it too. There is a fluctuation in the prices of coco peat around the year and it is a major reason why the farmers still prefer to keep their hands of this material. Also the countries which are not along the sea shore, has to import this product and as a result, comparatively the prices go high. Among all this Boyce has somehow managed to keep a check on the price and is one of the leading firms of this organic fertilizer. Certainly Boyce has managed to reach the new heights with its innovative techniques to keep a check on the price.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Coco Peat Prices In The Month Of September 2015

Coco peat is slowly becoming an important factor to be inculcated in farming, especially in the places which face scarcity of water for the irrigation purpose. We all know that coco peat’s ability to hold the soil and water is beyond average peat and that is why it is being used all over the world. There are a number of firms which provides coco peat in various countries by importing it from the various tropical countries, and at a reasonable price too, amongst which Boyce is one of the leading firms.

Like every other product, there is a problem with the coco peat too, one of the major problems being that the fluctuation in prices throughout the year. While the cost is at minimum during the summer time, it reaches the peak value during the rainy season. This variation in the cost is a major reason that why farmers are still afraid to use it as they are poor, and they know the problems they would need to face and they don’t wish to rely upon something they can’t afford anytime they want.

With this problem surrounding, Boyce has come up with a technique to control the prices of coco peat even during the monsoon period which ranges during the month of August-September in the Indian sub-continent. Boyce uses some of the advanced technologies to reduce the price and keep it as low as possible for a better marketing purpose. On average spending USD 235 for low electrical conductivity materials has helped them in rejuvenating their market even when other companies are just waiting for the customers.

We all know the coco peat is made from coir pith which grows near the water. The semi permeable membrane has to first pass the sea water which is doesn’t contain free sodium and calcium ion, for the proper growth. By using a material with low electrical conductivity, this problem is solved with ease and has helped Boyce to save their market. Boyce also uses some other methods too that has helped them in the process. Boyce has tie up with the coconut growers in South India, around in 4-5 states. They buy coco peat from them when the price is comparatively low during the summers and then sell them off during this monsoon period which serves them a good platform to save some of the additional bucks.

Though it seems to be an easy process, but storing coco peat is usually an expensive affair which Boyce has handled superbly. This reduction in price during the monsoon month would surely make farmers to take an additional step in using coco peat as they could be relaxed about using it all around the year. With this step Boyce has certainly been able to gain the trust of the farmers who now prefer the firm even when the coco peat is available in plenty with the other firms too. Coco peat is now slowly becoming an important part of modern farming.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Do Coco Peat Prices Vary During A Year?

Coco Peat as we all know is becoming an important ingredient in farming especially in countries which face the problem of water scarcity. Though mainly it is used to store water, but these days it is used in place of inorganic fertilizers as it is organic example of the same. Since it also helps in holding the soil together, the use of coco peat is increasing with every passing day and its cheap price in the market makes it optimal for use even in the places where it is not mandatory to use.
Though the coco peat is of great beneficial use, it also has some problems associated, just like every other thing that we require in our day to day life. Some of them are:
  • Coco peat is not available in each and every part of the globe.
  • Though produced from coir hair, it needs to be treated in industry.
  • There is fluctuation in the price of coco peat.
Though the first two problems can be solved, but the last one is something that is uncontrollable even with the recent advancement. The price of coco peat goes down in the summers and goes up the hill during the rainy season. This is mainly because of the low productivity that is seen in the market during the monsoon. There is instability in the prices of coco peat throughout the twelve months and certainly this has become important factor overtime for the farmers being dis courage to use it.
There were a lot of efforts made in the concerned field and certainly Boyce has taken it to the next level. Boyce has somehow managed to control the prices though not totally but up to a great extent and it has certainly being benefiting everyone associated with this product. Boyce has strategically developed some of the small initiatives that have helped in the process. During the summers, when the price is reasonably low, Boyce buys the product in excess of the requirement and stores them for the future use. They store it and use them during the monsoon when the prices are high, at an affordable price which not only helps the firm itself but the farmers associated, the workers in the firm as they aren’t unemployed during this time when most of the companies of the related field don’t earn enough to pay the wages. Boyce has not only maintained the end product but the raw material and the whole of supply chain. They have sources coco husk from the local farmers in the southern India from whom they can buy and store it at the time of need.
Though this step may be seen as only way to increase the selling products of the company, but one forgets that the farmers are the ones who are benefited abundantly with this. Storing coco peat safely is a costly affair and certainly it’s not possible for the farmers to afford it and Boyce has certainly came to the rescue.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Flower Growers. Are You Listening?

With our peat bogs in fast decline because of drainage for agriculture, forestry and the commercial extraction of peat, mainly for the horticultural industry. If we continue in this manner it will have a devastating effect in more ways than one. Peat bogs in many ways are good for the environment, as long as they are left alone. They provide areas of great natural beauty, they are rich in wild plants, insects and animals, but still gardeners are using this product.

Environmentalists have been preaching about the need for gardeners to use alternative materials, but despite this sales are still strong. Around 90% of Britain’s peat lands have been destroyed, but peat mining is still on going. 

Peat bogs are rich in the diversity of plants and wildlife. They are home to thousands of insects including butterflies, dragonflies and spiders. Birdlife is abundant, as well as mosses, fungi and lichens. Peat bogs are also rich in social and biological history.  They contain irreplaceable materials dating back to the ice age. Many historical objects are preserved in ancient peat bogs.

Peat was originally used for centuries as a fuel, but now gardeners get through huge amounts. By the end of 2015 the use of peat in public parks should have been phased out in the UK. By 2020 in your own gardens and by 2030 from commercial plant growing. But listen flower growers.  

There are extremely good alternatives. 

Home made compost – a great soil improver, and reduces your garden and household waste.

Coir (coco peat) – this is the most popular alternative to peat when used as a growing media.  A by-product of the coconut industry.

Leaf Mould – a very environmentally friendly material. After two years leaf mould can be sieved and used as a great substitute.

Manure – well rotted horse, chicken and cow manure are particularly good.

Bark chippings – these can make an effective mulch.

Flower growers.  Are you listening?

The clock is ticking….


Friday, 21 August 2015

Growing Plants - Truly Exciting Experience

Ok, so my first attempt at growing plants in coco peat was not a great success. But at least I managed to get some colorful flowers. But to be honest I didn’t read the instructions on the pack. Whoever does read instructions? It’s like when you purchase a piece of flat pack furniture from your local Ikea or other budget store. 

You lay out all the individual pieces on the floor, discard the large empty box, rip apart the plastic bag full of nuts and bolts, screws and panel pins along with the standard allen key, and away you go. Instructions are left to one side whilst you attach piece A to piece B. Three hours later. There it is, the completed  sideboard. Three screws and four metal brackets left on the floor. You have a door that doesn’t close correctly and a slightly chipped surface where you had to dismantle it because you forgot to put the internal shelf in. So back to my planter. Yes I did follow the instructions up to a point where I had to feed the plants. I placed the coco peat into the container, scattered the seed on top and covered with a thin covering of coco peat. Watered with a spray bottle, then put into a warm dark space. It must have been several weeks later I witnessed signs of growth. The seedlings looked weak, but I still persevered. I had to move them from the dark and into the light. 

The container was in the garden but due to the typical English weather we were still experiencing frosts in May. So the container was moved indoors. After several days with no growth activity realized I should have fed my plants. I went and bought some baby bio fertilizer. Again without measuring I just tipped several drops straight into the container, followed by a splash of water. Hey presto! Within two days the plants shot up, so high that they couldn’t stand upright. I immediately thought they were dying, so poured more water in, then some more feed. I tried moving the container back into the warmth, hoping that the heat would help. But the plants were not responding to any specialist care. 

Buds did finally appear, and within days I had flowers, but as for healthy stems, unfortunately not. But this will not put me off. Once the blooms have finally faded I will reuse the coco peat and try again. 

In an effort to stop using our peat from a diminishing source we should all try using alternative materials such as coco peat which is a waste product from the coconut.  A truly natural product


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Find Out How You Can Use This Eco-Friendly Product And Promote Water Conservation

Coco Peat though made from the husk of coconut after machining and being processed retains its pure 100% organic origin. It helps in saving water, acts as an organic fertilizer (without actually being one), binds the soil together and also helps you to increase the average yield of the crops. Coco peat also helps in even distribution of nutrients, and is very sustainable as it can be reused over and over again for a long period of time. This particular product is known for its water conservation technique that makes it stand out among all other sustainable substitutes.
Here’s how coco peat helps in saving water:
  • Low maintenance: Soil without coco peat require frequent showers for distribution of nutrients and even plant growth. When a large proportion of plants are being cultivated its important to water them regularly to prevent wilting and other side effects. When these plants growing on soil without coco peat are watered, the soil loses a lot of it through vaporization and other natural phenomenon. With the use of coco peat this frequent watering is not essential at all. Once watered it can hold it for 7 days which means at the end of the day you need less water for maintenance of plant yield.
  • Seepage of water: Coco Peat has pores through which water seeps in and it is hence able to hold up to 7 times more water than normal soil. Thus using coco peat in areas which faces water scarcity and also the areas where the farmers rely on government aid or rainfall for irrigation purpose is a permanent remedy that promotes sustainable use of water. The soil can then provide water as per the need of the plants for a long duration without being watered frequently.
  • Even distribution of water and minerals: Due to its great water retention capacity it can conduct mineral through soil and help in even distribution of nutrients in the soil. Water is necessary for plants to transport minerals and nutrients to different parts and as coco peat helps in even distribution of nutrients excess watering for such purposes can be avoided resulting in water conservation.
  • Re-usability: Coco Peat unlike the various chemical products is re-usable. Thus farmers and flower growers can buy it once and can reuse it for the effective growth of the crop with the sustainable utilization of the nutrients and the water resources available.
  • Soil binding ability: Coco Peat also binds the soil together and thus helps in reducing the dust particle percentage in air thus reducing air pollution. Binding the soil together also helps in conservation of water, as less water is lost through evaporation.
A study reveals that coco peat usage should be increased all over the world especially in developing countries. Also places like that of Africa which faces enormous scarcity of water should increase the use of coco peat in order to promote water conservation technique. Using coco peat also increases the overall yield of the crop. It also reduces the overall investment that the farmer makes and hence helps in maximizing his profit. This pure organic product is rapidly proving to be a sustainable alternative and trailblazer in water conservation techniques.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Managing Drought In The Ancient Times: Find Out Here How Our Forefathers Survived It

Life on earth exists because the earth has the very storehouse of water required for lives to exist. Around 75% of the earth’s surface is filled with water, although all of this percentage cannot be utilized. Everyone on this planet does not get this premier elixir in abundance in spite of it being not too costly. In fact water is often considered as a paradox because the most precious liquid is dirt cheap in most places. People who are located in regions of the continents where rivers flow, oceans are nearby, are often luckier than those who reside on the banks of sand dunes where water itself plays and becomes an illusion to trick the thirsty souls. Well, fortune takes a hand at times and ensures that people who are enriched with an abundant source of water comes face to face with dry spells.

A prolonged period of time without the blissful showers from heaven can make the life of people miserable. Drought has been a cunning guest of Mother Nature since eternity. Sometimes it lasted for a week or so and at times years or even decades. In ancient times droughts were common and people often considered it to be a curse or punishment from the messengers of heaven. They faced drought as if it was an ordinance to follow. Perhaps they kept their head low as they did not have much appendage to help their situation. The absence of precipitation for a considerable amount of time affects the ecosystem as well as the atmosphere. The droughts would eventually occur as a by-product of their indigenous practices like slash and burn cultivation, deforestation for shelter, food, etc. They were not equipped to outlast the effect of drought. The only form of living was agriculture and that occupation experienced a great setback during droughts. People who could sustain the drought survived while the rest died due to the sun-baked atmosphere without the seasoning of rain spatters. A few would consider removing themselves from the ‘cursed’ area and enter a new world by migrating.

The world remembers the severe and the consecutive effect of drought in the 1930s in the United States of America when people from the several counties of Rolla, Kansas moved to the west in search of occupation. Agriculture was the most affected sector contributing to the Great Depression when banks failed, unemployment soared and life became lifeless. Some tried to resist the drought with the hope of a miracle to happen, rain to usher, while others migrated to different areas. This showcases how people faced the severe consequences of drought without having the power to overcome them. They were forced to act as mere puppets in the hands of Nature. If they had anything that could make their agriculture go on at that time, it could have saved thousands of lives.

Today, we can create a difference. We, the successors of those worthy souls who had to die due to lack of their livelihood, can make a divergence. A miracle has born. A boon to overcome the effects of drought is here. The answer is coco peat. Nowadays, coco peat is endowed with brilliant soil conditioning properties. It acts like a sponge having water retention capabilities. It can hold moisture up to 7 times its volume. Not only that, it does help in strengthening the roots of the plants. It also maintains the pH level required to cultivate. Coconut husks can be shredded to huge chunks which can act as a splendid growing medium during dry spells. Growers of Kenya, Wisconsin, and Minnesota etc. hugely depend on this organic media for economizing even when chances to cultivate are insufficient. Coco Peat has been a pioneer in the agronomic industry in the last few decades, especially in drought prone and arid areas. We have reached the moon; we can no longer afford to bow down to natural calamities.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Looking Beyond Horticulture Will Be Key To Success For Coco Peat Manufacturers

Today horticultural industries consume or buys 80% of the coco peat manufactured in India and Sri Lanka, 90% of the manufacturers sell only to this industry. This makes the market very highly price sensitive, leaving quality manufacturers with minimum profit, therefore no room for expansion or investment. The secret is to identify new areas of application, new initiatives. This is the key if this market is to move forward. Adding value to the product in terms of quality, commitment, customization leaves buyer to look at other productive jobs. Boyce Agro works with manufacturers and helps find new areas for improved profits and improved consistent quality.

Animal bedding industry have better potential for coir pith exporters due to its softness and no harm characteristic helps the animals. It has better advantage of being ‘no harm’ material when pets eats them. Being exporter for reptile bedding industry, we identify huge potential for our nature product. There are various other applications that are upcoming with the use of coco peat and we constantly working on projects to explore coco peat endless benefits.

Handling any commodity in effective manner leaves you less expenses. We do improved ways of handling and palletising to reduce waste. Maintained machines to avoid costly breakdowns and better ways of measuring quality results. We committed to develop coco peat industry by means of delivering quality and value added service to customers globally.

This article is written and posted by Boyce Agro - A coco peat manufacturer and exporter from India and sri Lanka.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Are You Experiencing These Stunning Breakthroughs In Horticulture?

An ever expanding branch of science dealing with the science, technology and business of vegetable gardening,  plant growing, which includes the cultivation of medicinal plants, sprouts, fruits, vegetables, seaweeds, nuts, seeds, herbs, algae, flowers, mushrooms, and non-food crops like ornamental plants and grass. The development rate which is affecting every field hasn’t let the horticulture down, and with new practises horticulture is widening its scope. With recent advancement so as to use by-products in some other use, using conservation of water and better methodology for plant growth always adds to the good cause.
  • A three year study which was carried out by G. Caruso, G. Villari, C. Borrelli, G. Russo on asparagus in South Italy with the purpose of verifying the possibility to practise organic management and the conventional process. The end results showed that though the conventional process yields more output, but the practise of organic management as if to add manure to the soil certainly increased the output.  
  • In another experiment which was conducted by F. Piazzolla, M.L. Amodio, R. Rinaldi and few others to evaluate the effect of the type of fertilization and stage of maturity harvest on red and yellow ‘Cazzone’ peppers, the maturity stage influenced color parameters and soluble solids, acidity and pH for both the specified types and fertilizers had adverse effect when it was studied in the long run.
  • In a field experiment in south Kashmir conducted by, A. Kumar and I. Ahad, to identify the suitable strawberry cultivators for higher production showed that maximum results were obtained under polyhouse conditions.
Other than these researches there are more aspects of horticulture  that are flourishing with each passing day. One such instance is the use of coco peat. Coco Peat is made from coconut husks which are obtained as by product of other industries that uses coconuts. Coir fibre pith or coir dust is the main constituent of coco peat and is obtained by processing of coconut husk and then removing the fibres. This coco peat used as soil additive, is used as absorbent in wet floors and can be sometimes used to make seats and sofa-sets .
Water conservation is also an aspect worth concern in case of horticulture. There can be various ways used for the utilization of water like sprinkle irrigation and drip irrigation that would be so beneficiary. Saving and using water conservation techniques helps us to use water in emergency time.
Plant growth is a factor that one considers in horticulture. We usually don’t grow the same plant over and over again in the same soil as that would make the soil deficient in some specific nutrients. For instance, we cultivate pulses for restoration of various nutrients. Legumes are a great way for nitrogen fixation.

The modernization in the various techniques that are included in horticulture we see that our mother nature is being saved in every possible way and these techniques also increase the standard of the outputs. These techniques not only provide benefits to human in short term, but the various techniques such as conservation of water and soil also helps us to use these resources as and when required.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Gardens Can Change Lives?

Gardens, they come in all shapes and sizes.  From the humble back garden to the stately country park estate.  But they all have the same thing in common.  They bring great pleasure to both young and old.  They keep you fit and can reduce your stress levels.  The joy of sitting on the patio with a cup of tea admiring the colorful blooms can give you so much satisfaction.

Garden centres and Nurseries are there to readily supply the professional gardener right down to the novice who likes to potter around in their back garden.  Every garden tool, through to packs of seeds. Different shaped pots, bedding plants, shrubs and trees all lined up for the grand designer.

But it takes many years and perseverance to get an established garden. But don’t despair. If you don’t have the space, or don’t have the green fingers, all is not lost.  There are many fine gardens around the world where you can visit.

The gardens at the Chateau de Versailles in France. 250 acres filled with paths that lead to flower beds and quiet tranquil areas filled with ornaments and lakes. The Royal Botanical gardens in Kew, England. This is filled with greenhouses.  Beneath the domes, botanical science and conservation come together.  In the grounds is housed the largest Victorian greenhouse in the world.  The Bonsai house has trees that are more than 150 years old.

For something more colorful there is the Keukenhof gardens in The Netherlands. It has more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths within its grounds.  The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and the growing of bulbs.  100 million bulbs are exported annually around the world.

Gardens also feature in many a good novel.  The Secret Garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett based in Yorkshire, England.  Where a young orphan discovers the secret garden in her Uncle’s gloomy estate and brings it back to life.

Oscar Wilde wrote a short story called The Selfish Giant’s Garden.  The giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of his beautiful garden.  The garden is plunged into continual winter until the day the children return.

Tom’s Midnight Garden is another classic novel where Tom who lives in an urban apartment block. He slips out one night to discover a magical garden that existed many years ago.

Nursery rhymes do not escape the garden topic. Small little ditties like Round and round the garden written in the 1940’s.  But the most related nursery rhyme is Mary Mary quite contrary written around the 1700’s
Mary Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With cockle shells and silver bells
And pretty maids in a row.

But I prefer this version written in 2015
Mary Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With coco peat and coir blocks
Supplied by Boyce Agro.

Enjoy your garden, whatever size.  Real or mythical.


Monday, 22 June 2015

British Gardens during the Roman Years

To get a good picture of Romano-British gardens of antiquity, we must consider their prototypes in Italy. Horticulture in primitive Italy, as in other countries, was at its beginning merely intended for practical purposes. Gradually the Latin word hortus, applied in the days of republican simplicity to a field of vegetables, was stretched, at the time of the luxurious emperors, to denote pleasure gardens of the utmost magnificence. In this latter period, the source of every new form of Roman art, including garden architecture, was Greece, which in its turn had received inspiration from Egypt, Persia, and Assyria.

Egyptian gardens are the earliest of which definite records still exist. Pictures and inscriptions, dating far back into the centuries before Christ, show that most Egyptian dwellings were built around a series of courtyards containing vegetation both useful and ornamental. Originally, a row of trees along the inner wall of the building shaded it and the enclosed quadrangle. Later, the tree trunks gave place to solid columns, and the overhanging branches to projecting rafters, which resulted in a general effect foreshadowing the Greek peristyle (columned porch or colonnade) and monastic cloisters.

Religious significance was attached to almost every feature in pre-Christian gardens, and tree worship was observed in all ancient countries. Among the favorites were the pine, the emblem of Cybele, the oak of Jupiter, the laurel of Apollo, the myrtle of Venus, the poplar of Hercules, and the olive of Minerva. The cypress was also grown in many places. Yew, although common, was not much esteemed; instead, juniper and rosemary were often employed for topiary work.   Box, too, was frequently clipped, and then, as now, considered the best shrub for edgings.

The rose, the lily, and the violet were among the most distinguished flowers of antiquity, but the narcissus, anemone, gladiolus, iris, poppy, amaranth, immortelle, verbena, periwinkle, and crocus were also cultivated and admired. Many flowerless plants like basil, sweet marjoram, and thyme were grown for their fragrance, while the acanthus was welcome on account of its beautiful foliage. Ivy covered the walls or was trained to form garlands between trees and columns.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Wimbledon and strawberries - An untold Story

With Wimbledon 2015 just around the corner (29th June 2015) our thoughts don't just turn to the tennis and the manicured courts. But also the red succulent strawberry.  With 8600 punnets containing 10 strawberries are expected to be sold each day over the two week tournament. Strawberries are synonymous with this annual fortnight.
It is one of the most popular 'fruits' in the world. There are more than 10 species that differ in flavour, size and texture, yet all have the same heart shaped , red flesh and seeded coat. But did you know the strawberry is actually not a fruit. It is in fact a member of the rose family.
Strawberries have a long history and date back to the Roman times. Native to many parts of the world. Hundreds of varieties exist to cross breeding techniques.
In 1714 a French engineer commissioned to Chile and Peru saw that the strawberry native to those regions was much larger than those in Europe. He brought back a sample to cultivate in France. The end result was our sweet hybrid garden strawberry.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and K also providing fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. Their fibre and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion, and the fibre is thought to have satiating effect. Their leaves can also be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.
The vibrant red colour of strawberries is due to large amounts of anthocyanidin. This means they contain powerful antioxidants and thought to protect against inflammatory cancer and heart disease.
The even better news is that strawberries can easily be grown in coco peat grow bags and you can get a good crop of tasty fruit from the smallest garden or patio, or even a sunny balcony.
But finally just a word of warning....go easy on the fresh cream topping.

Enjoy the tennis and love the strawberries.  But bring your brolly!


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Use Coco Peat For Horses Feet

Yes I know, horses have hooves but whether you have a thoroughbred or an old nag the point is still relevant. Owning a horse can be quite stressful. But it is often said this is outweighed by the joy they bring. Very much like any other pet, the more you give, the greater the reward.

To keep and maintain a healthy horse they obviously need the basics. Food, fresh water, a space to exercise and of course a nice comfortable dry bed.

Coco peat can provide this with many  advantages over the basic straw or wood shavings. It is recommended by vets and farriers and is growing in popularity as an alternative.

Coco peat bedding lasts longer than the standard material and once it needs replacing, it can easily be used on your garden without composting as is completely bio degradable.

The cost of owning a horse can also be inhibitive as veterinary costs can add significant charges to the initial cost of the horse itself. Vaccinations can help reduce many diseases and some conditions can be helped with the use of coco peat. It helps to reduce hoof mould and bacterial activity such as thrush. The product can also help horses with bronchial disease and who are allergic to dust. This will be welcome news in reducing the vet visits.

I myself have recently walked on a layer of coco peat and can vouch for the softness underfoot. So as I said earlier, USE COCO PEAT FOR HORSES FEET and It makes sense.



Thursday, 14 May 2015

All About Basil And Its Health Benefits

Basil is one of the most popular herbs used in cooking today. It is a very versatile herb, and is used in Italian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines amongst many others.

It has a warm, aromatic but gentle flavor, with a hint of spicey aniseed. It's well known that it goes extremely well with tomatoes, where it can be served raw in salads such as the classic Italian Caprese, or cooked into a rich tomato sauce for pasta or other hot dishes.

Basil is also popular as the prime ingredient of pesto sauce (known as pistou in France), which is made by pounding fresh basil leaves with pine kernals, olive oil, parmesan cheese and garlic to produce the distinctive thick green sauce so often used with spaghetti or as a dipping condiment.

Like most herbs, basil is widely available in both fresh and dried forms. Again like most herbs, the fresh version is generally considered to be superior. If you come across a cheap and bountiful supply of the fresh herb, you can dry it slowly in a very low oven before crumbling it and storing in airtight jars. This method of preserving it costs much in terms of flavour though, and a better option is to puree the leaves and freeze into ice cubes, which can then be dropped from frozen straight into the recipe you're cooking.

Basil can be quite expensive to buy in the fresh form, so if you become a fan of the herb you might like to try growing it yourself - it's much cheaper that way, and you can also ensure that the leaves you're using will be as fresh as can be! It's also one of the easier herbs to grow and so is ideal for beginners.

Basil is a native of warm climates, and so needs to be planted in a sunny and sheltered spot if it is to flourish. If you have a patio or terrace with a south facing wall, then sowing it in a pot there is ideal. It's all the better too if you can grow it close to your kitchen for easy picking whenever you need it!

Left to itself, basil will tend to grow into a tall, thin, ungenerous-looking plant with little in the way of edible leaves. You can encourage a more rewardingly bushy growth by 'pinching out' the plant as it grows, removing the top young leaves to encourage more sideways growth. Harvesting the herb regularly will also encourage more vigorous growth.

Basil is a tender annual, and will die off quickly in cold weather. You may be able to prolong its life by bringing it indoors at the first sign of a cold snap, or you could sow a succession of new plants indoors for a year-round supply.

Although it is mainly a culinary herb, basil does have some minor antiseptic properties, but is not widely used medicinally by herbalists. It is however a member of the wider mint herb family, and in common with its relatives it's said to be a good digestive aid.

There are many varieties of basil available, but the most popular are the Genovese type which gives the typical authentic italian flavour and aroma, and the purple-leaved 'holy' basil which is used more often in Asian cooking.

Whichever variety you choose, and whether you decide to buy it or grow it, basil is a treat for your senses and a great addition to your culinary toolbox.

Basil can be grown in home and kitchen gardens with the help of coco peat. Coco peat gives uniform and full potential grow for the plants so there is short fall of benefits.

This article is written and posted by Boyce Agro - A coco peat manufacturer and exporter from India and srilanka. 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Recent Rains Ease Coconut Production In India and Srilanka

Coconut is grown in more than 90 countries of the world, tropical countries like India and Srilanka has the maximum fields for Coconut cultivation and produces around 40-50 million tonnes of coconut per year.

Drought in Coconut cultivation areas in Tamilnadu, India and Srilanka was a concern to farmers and Industries dependent on Coconut in both the countries. Recent rain has brought a sense of relief. Rains will definitely help say the local farmers

The experts of agricultural meteorology department state that if there would have been further delay in the rainfall activity, it would have hampered coconut production on a massive level but the rain has occurred just at the right time.

Relief for farmers and industries depending on the coconut like the coco peat manufacturers in India and Srilanka.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Are You Into Landscaping? Take Advantage of Coco Peat

Landscaping is more technological than natural like understanding soil qualities, identifying native flora and fauna and lot more to consider if you want desired results according to landscape experts.

Use organic landscaping methods to get beautiful lawns and better shape for some family fun. Since coco peat is organic growing medium, it has capability to produce enormous outcome for landscaping purpose.  Mixing coco peat for soil work as conditioning and it will provide proper water and fertilizer whenever required. Due to this great characteristics it has proved less leaching of fertilizers.

Coco Peat will give instant results and also add value to your land by increasing fertility with its organic properties present in it. People always prefer less maintenance and maximum results, it is possible through organic landscaping itself when we use right mix of coco peat and it is easily rewettable too.

Coco Peat have ability to support and tremendous benefits to lawn growth to its fullest potential and gives natural resistance to diseases. It gives uniformity in lawn growth by giving nutrients at right time to maintain its freshness and give landscaping a unique support.  

Promote organic, use coco peat to gain maximum benefits out of it for landscaping applications.

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