According to Wikipedia, Tannin is a compound of polyphenol which is contain in plants and have ability to form a sustained bond with proteins and highly molecular organic compounds (very large types of molecules). Tannin compounds present in plants play a protective role, acting as pesticides and regulating plant growth
As the organic matter that binds the cells, fibers and circuits that form wood in plants (providing bonding, hardness and anti-rot for plants). This is a compound that is applied in the fields of handicrafts, medicine, cosmetics …
Tannin and Lignin in Coco Coir
Coco peat is known as a natural alternative soil. It contains nutrients and have excellent water retention ability, which assists the development of roots.
Coconut husks contain a larger of Tannin and Lignin compounds which have bad effects on the crops if they are not treated appropriately.
The impaction of Tannin and Lignin in Coco coir on crops?
High-content of tannin and lignin will interfere with the growth of crops due to their structural components that prevent the absorption of water, making it impossible for plants to absorb nutrients and air, causing a long-term stunting that causes tree death.
However, if the tannin and lignin are processed to the appropriate level, they will help the plants fight pests and avoid dying rot trees, etc.
Distinguished coconut peat treated two tannins and lignin compounds?
Tannin and lignin in coconut coir often processed according to the method of elimination by washing and rinsing for a certain period of time. EnvironSoil will show you how to distinguish processed and untreated coconut peat of these 2 compounds of Tannin and Lignin.