Title: VERMICO. Seed Coater in trays


Contributor: Centro Tecnológico Tecnova 


Years: 2010-2012


Objective: To obtain an alternative organic product to vermiculite with similar characteristics for covering seeds in trays.




The project has had several phases up to the final validation of the coconut fibre product intended to cover the seed trays:  


  • Selection of the different raw materials for the manufacture of the product.  
  • Analysis of physical and chemical properties.  
  • Germination, rooting and phytotoxicity tests on different crops. 
  • Product validation.
  • Ecocert approval of the product for use in organic farming.