Coir Substrate Recycling Stage 1
Stage one of this project will be focused on defining the characteristics of alternate substrates, including pathogen load and physical characteristics, and whether it is feasible to use these materials in commercial horticultural production.
Research will be based on and build upon previous literature reviews conducted by the Research Partner to determine the blend of local byproducts in the mixed substrate (i.e., spent coir, pine bark, sand, perlite, biochar, crushed gravel, etc.).
At the conclusion of this stage, project stakeholders will understand the characteristics of alternate substrates, and consequently, which materials should be trialled in the formula of the mixed substrate in stage two of the project.
This project has been supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Agricultural Development Fund.