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Technical Analysis

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Profile
Test TypeAS3743 - NDI asap
Sample NameCocopeat (Galuku Coir) 2001
Sample No.61539
Date08/06/2001
Client Galuku Pty Ltd
Joe Davids
PO Box 253
Grosvenor Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000

 

   Requirement 
CharacteristicUnitResultsRegularPremiumComments
Air Filled Porosity%20.6>13>13good
Air Filled Porosity%20.6>13>13good
Wettabilitymin11>2-
Total WHC%58.4>40>50good
pHpH units5.85.3-6.55.3-6.5OK
ECdS/m0.56>2.2>2.2Low - good
Toxicity Index80>75>75good
N-NH4mg/l1.7>100>100OK
NH4 + NO3mg/l<5.0NR>50low in N - OK
N Drawdown index1>0.2>0.7good - no immobilisation of N
Phosphorus -PO4mg/l1.6NR8-40low - OK
Potassiummg/l193.5NR>50ample potassium
Sulfur-SO4mg/l2.9NR>40low
Calciummg/l<8.0>50>80low
Magnesiummg/l5.3>15>15low
Ca/Mg ratio0.91.5-10.02-10.0low - needs calcium
K/Mg ratio36.5NR1.0-7.0high - needs magnesium
Sodiummg/l87.4>130>100OK
Chloridemg/l134.1>200>200OK
Ironmg/l12.4>25>25low
Coppermg/l<0.40.4-150.4-15low
Zincmg/l10.3-100.3-10OK
Manganesemg/l2.41-151-20OK
Boronmg/l0.060.02-0.650.02-0.65OK

Summary and Recommendations

This material has very good physical properties (AFP & WHC) that would be suitable for incorporation into a potting media. The pH is also very good and does not need alterations at this stage. This material, if anything has a slight ability to supply the mix with nitrogen as the NDI is very good and is not consuming soluble N. Calcium, magnesium, iron and copper all fail, however being an ingredient for a mix, this is not a problem. All that needs to be added is a well balanced N:P:K:Ca:Mg:&T/E fertiliser either as a CRF or as a granular supply at batch formulation. There are no toxic nutrient levels, only quite low levels which can be easily amended. Do keep an eye on zinc, manganese and boron as they are all well within desired range, however are at the lower end of adequate and can be boosted.

Wet = Within the Error of the Test

Checked by: principal Simon Leake

Date of report: 08/06/01

Consultant: S.Flanagan

Method: AS3743-1996

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