Social Responsibility

Various initiatives have been carried out by the industry with regard to social responsibility: Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Canada The Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) released, in 2014, its first Industry Responsibility Report (ISR). To ensure rigour and objectiveness of its report, the CSPMA…

Peat

WHAT IS PEAT?   Peat is an organic deposit made up of partially decomposed vegetal organic matter. It takes shape slowly in peatlands where the accumulation of organic matter overrides the decomposition due to the anoxic conditions caused by water saturation, lack of oxygen and high acidity. TYPES OF PEAT In boreal, temperate and subarctic regions, where low temperatures…

RECRUITMENT OF A PROJECT AND COMMUNICATION MANAGER AT CSPMA & APTHQ

The Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) and the Quebec Peat Moss Producers Association (APTHQ) are proud to announce the addition of Marie-Claire LeBlanc to their team as Project and Communication Manager. Marie-Claire LeBlanc (geographer, M.ATDR) is no stranger to our industry. She worked as a research professional at the Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG) for 10 years, where…

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WHO ARE WE?   The Canadian Horticultural Peat designation groups together three producers associations: the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA), the Quebec Peat Moss Producers Association (APTHQ), the New Brunswick Peat Producers Association (NBPPA) as well as the Peat and Substrates Cluster which is coordinated by the APTHQ. These associations work hand in hand in order…

Peat Moss Harvesting

THE DIFFERENT STEPS IN PEAT PRODUCTION Ensuring proper drainage A main ditch is dug along the perimeter of the peatland to drain water. Shallow ditches are dug parallel to one another to lower the water content in the peat to about 85%. These secondary ditches drain into the main peripheral ditch. Removing surface vegetation Using a rotovator, the surface vegetation is…

Peat and Substrates Cluster

The Bas-Saint-Laurent region, cradle of horticultural peat in Quebec The Peat and Substrates Cluster (in French: Créneau d’excellence ACCORD Tourbe et substrats) exists since 2007. Its mission is to bring together the driving forces of the horticultural peat sector so that they can work jointly on their common issues. The activities implemented are aimed at supporting the development of…