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.