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USE OF PEAT IN AGRICULTURE

Peat is widely used in agriculture because of several reasons. Peat efficiently ensures nutrient circulation, maintains high soil fertility, plays an important role in the protection of the environment and health of the agricultural workers.



Over the recent years the use of peat in agriculture has gradually increased. Studies are being conducted to determine the specific qualities of the peat and new possibilities for use of it in other industries - energetics, chemical industry.

BLOCK PEAT



Block peat is extracted mechanically by cutting peat blocks out of the bog. Our company uses two methods for block peat extraction.
 
We extract the largest part of the block peat by cutting it out from the bog  with specifically equipped excavators. The dimensions of the blocks are then15х25х45 cm. We also extract the block peat by using a special machine  called «steba ». With this method the dimensions of the blocks are 15x16x40 cm.
Block peat is transported unpacked. 

 
Parameter
Test result
 
 
pH
3,5-4,5
 
EC
1,5-6,0 mS/m
 
Liter weight
120-190 g/l
 
Moisture
50-65%
 
Water absorbtion
80-150 g/l
 
Ash level
1-4%
 
Density
55-75 g/l