Higher peat harvest volumes this year

September 24, 2012
Written by Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
Sept. 24, 2012 — Canada’s peat harvest is showing significant improvement over last year's poor year, according to the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association.

CSPMA members represent 95 per cent of North American peat moss production.

In Eastern Canada the industry has achieved higher than expected volumes. In Central Canada, the production is on or marginally above expectations. An earlier start, combined with favorable weather conditions, contributed to the results in both regions.

However, in Western Canada, harvest has been impacted by a slower start and more adverse weather. Volumes are slightly below expectations.

Overall, the results are a marked improvement in the harvest volume over last year, notes the CSPMA.

It is anticipated that further adjustments may be made dependent on the ability to harvest in the fall season. This will be particularly true for Western Canada.

“As in the past, the peat moss industry is committed to working co-operatively with its commercial business partners,” says the CSPMA.

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