Soilless growing system: the benefits to produce berries in soilless media.
To produce berries in a soilless growing system is one of the most popular culture techniques between the producers. Its benefits in comparison with the production in soil are remarkable. It allows a better crop control, and, in consequence, it has positive effects in the plant development and the fruit production.
The soilless growing has had success in the blueberry production due to the increasing demand of the global market. Many producers have been able to grow blueberry in countries that did not have the clime conditions or soil properties suitable for the plant.
To grow the plant in coir fiber slabs or bags or even in pots filled with substrate allows to reproduce the perfect growing media for the plant, to achieve homogeneus production, to control the fertigation and irrigation parameters and to avoid the spread of diseases.
Soilless growing solutions for berries
The blueberry soilless production offers the perfect growing conditions to the blueberry plant, especially vulnerable to the humidity excess and low pH requirements (between 4,8 and 5,2 value). In fact, recent studies have demonstrated that the blueberry soilless production is increased in a 50% in comparison with the production in soil.
The hydroponic technology applied to the blueberry plant allows two systems: the soilless production in coir bags called Easyplanters and the soilless production in pots filled with substrate designed for its growth requirements. Both guarantee the right drainage and root aeration to ensure the correct plant development and production.
In soilless strawberry production it is used the coir slab or Grow bag. Our coir Balance composition is perfect for the strawberry growth due to its properties. Also, it is a technique with important production benefits if it is compared with production in soil.
In raspberry soilless growing it is also used the system with pot and substrate or coir fiber to reproduce the perfect growing media for the plant development.
The blackberry soilless production is less common between the berries producers but equal effective as well. As the blueberry plant, the blackberry soilless culture can be executed in coir fiber bags or Easyplanter or pots filled with substrate or coir fiber. These are its benefits:
More planting density.
More harvest during the first years.
Allows to cultivate at any time.