Peat moss remains the primary component for casing layers in the cultivation of mushrooms. Peat moss is combined with limestone and other materials to induce mushroom pinning and development. Fibrous peat works well to hold large amounts of water. In the last several years, we have seen the introduction of humus-type peats, which are used alone or blended with fibrous peats to produce a slower, more erratic pinning of mushrooms. Some growers prefer this casing blend, since mushrooms can be picked over several days instead of large flushes all at once.
The Facts on the Sustainability of Peat | Webinar
In this webinar, learn more about the long-term viability and sustainability of the harvesting and use of sphagnum peat moss.
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Learn how biological active ingredients work within your potting mix, and how they have a positive impact at every stage of your plant’s life.
PRO-MIX Growing Media Components Explained
Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about the ingredients included in our professional line of growing media such as sphagnum peat moss, bark, coir, perlite and vermiculite and their benefits for your crops.