Agricultural peat is a milling peat with a 50-60% of humidity.
Up to 70% of the world’s peat is sold for non-energy purposes, mainly for agriculture and horticulture.
Lowland agricultural peat, including the one located in the “Kutianka-Viliia” field, is considered one of the best organic fertilizers. In terms of composition, lowland agricultural peat is more reminiscent of compost, as it also consists of remains of dead plants. A distinct feature of this organic fertilizer is that chemical processes of its formation take place underwater, so all useful substances don’t evaporate but remain in peat. Due to this agricultural peat is excellent for restoring humus, the top fertile layer of soil.
Due to its unique physicochemical properties, low density, high porosity and biological sterility, agricultural peat is most widely used in farming, gardening, animal husbandry, for greenhouses, floriculture and plant production.
The value of peat in agriculture is quite high due to a number of significant factors. Agricultural peat has a huge potential in providing plants with the necessary nutrients that increase soil fertility. As of today, peat-based fertilizers are quite popular due to their unique set of properties. No other substance contains as many elements at once as peat.
In plant production, submission of agricultural peat allows to increase biological qualities and fertility of the soil, to satiate and to enrich it. This is especially true for greenhouses when growing seedlings and young tree shoots.
Peat is used in the production of fertilizers. Agricultural peat itself is an excellent organic fertilizer. However, to enrich and improve the absorption of nutrients and minerals, agricultural peat is used to produce:
The use of peat as bedding in animal husbandry and poultry farming is gaining popularity. Peat is considered one of the best bedding material in terms of moisture absorption ability and safety for poultry and animals. Peat is a natural antiseptic that cleanses the soil of bacteria, preserves the beneficial microflora and is a good absorber of ammonia gas. In addition, peat has good thermal insulation properties.