TITLE

Husky challenger to the dominance of peat

PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/3/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1780, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a material derived from the husks of coconuts and called coir dust. Manufacture of coir; Key qualities of coir dust; Potential use of the material in horticulture.
ACCESSION #
10556055

 

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