Buffered Cocopeat is a time-consuming process and need to be done in a controlled and well-monitored manner.Buffered Cocopeat is obtained by further treating the washed Cocopeat to reduce the Potassium and Sodium Chloride levels, and increase the Nitrogen level.
Buffering Cocopeat starts with proper rinsing and flushing of the Cocopeat with clean water and this process removes the water soluble particles. Once this process is completed, let the water drain out for a period of time. Secondly, perfect solution of Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulphate is prepared and rinsed/applied to the Coco coir for a period of time and carefully monitored. This process removes the residual Sodium and Potassium complex in the Coco coir. finaly once cocopeat using and wasing clean water .
Cocopeat Bufffered Used in propagating the starting of seeds and plugs. Cocopeat Bufffered Used for transplanting for tissue cultured plants.
It is important to understand that washing and buffering are two very different processes that accomplish two very different goals. While washing removes only elements soluble in water, buffering also removes elements, which are naturally bound to the cation exchange complex.Read More
During the buffering process, coco coir cation exchange complex is saturated with a solution of calcium nitrate for an extended period. The absorbed calcium displaces the residual potassium and sodium in the complex, which is washed away. According to Dutch RHP certification standards for coco substrates, buffered coco coir should contain less than 1 mmol sodium and less than 2 mmol potassium. The buffering process also reduces problems with nitrogen draw-down that would occur in non-buffered coco peat.