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Soil Growing Media - Peat Moss

Developed by Muhammad Marrush and Mark Bell - International Programs Office, UC Davis, Oct 2007 "About peat Moss Peat moss is used in the production of many horticultural crops. "Peat moss is a term used in the trade for dead, fibrous, slightly humified moss that has been excavated from peat bogs, dried to a moisture content not exceeding 30 percent, shredded, screened into sizes according to the requirement of the trade, and pressed into bales or smaller packages." "Sphagnum peat forms on poorly and very poorly drained sites which are isolated from nutrient rich ground waters and thus moisture is supplied only by rain." "

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