Economic Botany

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 42–45 | Cite as

Coir dust or cocopeat—a byproduct of the coconut

  • E. P. Hume


This material, now being produced commercially in Puerto Rico, has value as a mulching, rooting, soilconditioning and seed-germinating medium.


Coir Coconut Fiber Mulch Material Sandy Clay Soil Irregularly Shaped Particle 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1949

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Hume
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Experiment StationMayaguezPuerto Rico

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