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.

Boyce Agro - Manufacturer and Supplier of Coco Peat for leading horticulture, Hydroponic and green turf construction companies worldwide. For more information, please visit