Peat guide2018-10-08T16:53:08+00:00

Peat stock

Potentially usable total peat stock, provided that the moisture content of which exceeds 40%, the territory of Latvia is around 1.5 billion tons.

Peat stocks are constantly recovering, during the year. Under these conditions, the peat layer increases by 0.5 to 4 mm, which corresponds to about 0.7-1 ml t
peat extraction – natural peat growth over the year exceeds the peat extraction during the year.

Peat classification

Peat is divided by the degree of degradation after von Posta’s western countries scale (H), the peat is broken down from H1 to H10. The most demanded is the high-type peat, the most high-grade peat top layers, characterized by the lowest degree of decomposition, which, according to the von Posta scale, corresponds to H2-H4, this peat is used in crop production. Lower upper peat layers characterized by a higher degree of decomposition – H5-H8, mostly used to improve fertility of the growing media amd water retention capabilities.

Humification

The process of humification of the organic substance promotes the fertility of the substrate – during this time, the microporosity of the soil increases, thus increasing the water capacity that improves the soilcharacteristics and promotes the development of the bog vegetation. The physical properties of peat include the degree of decomposition, water content, density and other properties. The degree of degradation of peat varies greatly; the low peat is, in most cases, the highest degree of degradation, although the rate of accumulation of peat is the slowest.

Degree of decomposition

The degree of decomposition varies from 5 to 70%, which is considered to be strongly decomposed peat mass that has broken down by more than 40%. In Latvia, due to the seasonality of the climate, peat has, in most cases, a high degree of decomposition, however, it should be taken into account that the high-type peat will not be split by more than 25% due to its characteristics.

Peat physico chemical parameters

Main ingredients.

 AreaPeat substrates mostly based on classic white and white/brown  Sphagnum peat. The company also pays great attention to other types of peat and peat like particles, which can significantly improve the soil’s physical and agrochemical properties, like black and/or humuspeat, fermentated  coniferous peel mulch, proceeded sod peat, etc.  All ingredients of these quality substrates have ability to hold water and nutrients, it saves fertilisers and water, contains naturally occurring biological active agents. Due to its special structure it provides roots with air.

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