Floribusiness Culture Kekkilä-BVB is investing in new peat alternative Sphagnum

Kekkilä-BVB is investing in new peat alternative Sphagnum


In the next few years, Kekkilä-BVB will harvest a few hundred hectares of Sphagnum. The international company will use the raw material for producing potting soil.

Sphagnum is one of the most important peat alternatives for Kekkilä-BVB. The raw material, also called peat moss, can be collected within 30 years. That is very short compared to the growth of peat which takes thousands of years to form a layer of 1 metre thick. The company will harvest Sphagnum in Finland and built already a special machine for this.

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Photo by Kekkilä-BVB

Arno Engels
Since 2000 Arno Engels has been editor of De Boomkwekerij, Dutch magazine for hardy nursery stock. Since 2018 he is also Floribusiness editor.

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