Plan On Peat Moss Shortage

The Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA), whose members represent 95 percent of North American peat production, has announced harvests are critically low for 2008 due to wet weather.

CSPMA President Paul Short says the Canadian peat harvest is only at 43 percent at the end of August with a carry-over inventory of 17 percent. This is a record low of 60 percent compared to the last five-year average of 75 percent, he says.

 “The inevitable result will likely be a shortage of professional grower peat,” he says. “Abnormal and persistently wet conditions throughout all Canadian peat harvest regions have impacted the ability of the industry to harvest expected volumes.”

The area hit the hardest is Eastern Canada, with New Brunswick and Quebec accounting for 66 percent of all of Canada’s peat production. The outcome is the peat moss industry is facing one of its poorest peat harvest seasons on record, CSPMA says.

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    Mr. Roshan Fernando. (MD)

  2. Dakota Peat & Equipment.
    Dear Sir/Madam, We at Dakota peat have no peat shortage. We can suppy you with peat moss, sphagnum peat, reed-sedge peat, white peat, black peat, and more as well blending and testing services. We can ship anywhere in the world. please look at our web site, Dakotapeat.com, and contact us for more information.

  3. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    In Sri Lanka we manufacture and export “COCO PEAT” products (coconut pith) in various types to suit all needs of agricultural and nursery industry as well as animal sanitary use too in the world.

    This beneficial substrate can be used as a substitute for “PEAT MOSS ” too.

    Our products Category is subscribed in the website for further details.

    If you are interested in our products . Pls search our website http://www.srilankancocopeat.com
    & contact us.

    Your prompt & positive reply are very much appreciated.

    Thanks & regards,

    Mr. Roshan Fernando. (MD)

  4. Dakota Peat & Equipment.
    Dear Sir/Madam, We at Dakota peat have no peat shortage. We can suppy you with peat moss, sphagnum peat, reed-sedge peat, white peat, black peat, and more as well blending and testing services. We can ship anywhere in the world. please look at our web site, Dakotapeat.com, and contact us for more information.

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