Peat Moss - Knowledgebase Question

Canandaigua, NY
Question by shadyj
June 26, 1998
What is the composition of peat moss?


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Answer from NGA
June 26, 1998

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The contents of the compressed bales of peat moss called "milled sphagnum" is a natural product of organic matter consisting of the partly decomposed remains of sphagnum moss. As such, it is a fibrous material with good moisture holding ablility; it also has a slightly acid pH and a very high C/N ratio.

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