Peat Moss - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
June 26, 1998
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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