Peat in Horticulture - Quality and Environmental Changes

Peat in Horticulture


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Pärnu 2002
Editors: Gerald Schmilewski, Line Rochefort
382 pages
ISBN 951-97744-7-5

Foreword by Gerry Hood

Conservation and commerce
Horticultural developments, environmental challenges and growing media: A global perspective, W.R. Carlile
Can commerce and conservation co-exist? The UK peat experience, Alan Shaw


Peat production
A study of horticultural peat reserves and their quality in western parts of Northern Osthrobotnia, Harry Uosukainen
The use of reed canary grass plantations on cut-over bogs for run-off water purification and peat production, Tuulikki Lindh, Esa Kallio, Pirkko Selin, Jari Marja-Aho, Juhani Huovinen and Virpi Käyhkö
The vizualization of a peat productions area's scenery and operations, Teuvo Paappanen, Esa Kallio, Ari Erkkilä, Pia Paakkunainen-Taylor and Antti Peltola

Quality of peat and growing media 1
The future - a UK perspective of research into and commercial development of new and novel materials for inclusion in horticultural substrates, Neil Bragg
A review of the accuracy and precision of some of the procedures used for growing media analysis, Paul Waller
Quality of peat and peat-based media in Canada, Jean-Yves Daigle

Sustainable peatland management
Review of geological investigations of Estonian peat deposits and sustainable use of peat resources, Mall Orru
Certification of peat products as a marketing tool, Herbert Diemont, P. de Bie, Hans Joosten, Wim van Schie, Markku Simula and Henk Zingstra

Quality of peat and growing media 2
Changing horticultural peat standards in Finland, Jukka Huttunen
The German quality association growing media for plant cultivation and the RAL-quality assurance system for peat, Ulrike Wegener
The Belgian label for the quality of professional growing media, Omer Verdonck and Peter Demeyer

Quality of peat and growing media 3
What are good quality criteria for peat? Ronald Keijzer

The future: Sphagnum farming?
Peat moss (Sphagnum) as a renewable resource - an alternative to Sphagnum peat in horticulture? Greta Gaudig and Hans Joosten

Peat and other constituents in growing media 1
Chemical behaviour of alternatives for German frozen black peat, J.B.G.M. Verhagen and W.L. van Schie
Horticultural peat - detecting self-heating, Sissel Brit Ranneklev and Hans Ragnar Gislerod
Date on the use of growing medium constituents, Claes Bohlin

Peat and other constituents in growing media 2
Analysis of physio-chemical properties of peat from Daqiao, Dunhua county, Jilin province of China, for horticultural use, Hongyan Zhao, Yan Bai and Shuyun Chen
Utilization of composted horse manure with peat bedding in greenhouse and field cultivation, Päivi Holopainen, Sanna Airaksinen, Helvi Heinonen-Tanski and Minna-Liisa Heiskanen
Response of seedbed physical properties and soil nitrogen to peat application during transition to consuvation tillage system of spring cereals, Liisa Pietola, Risto Tanni and Pekka Uusitalo

Conservation and Commerce
Towards multifunctional peatlands, John Feehan


Mire features affecting restoration
Geological factors affecting the restoration and reclamation of Finnish cut-over bogs, Päivi Lötjönen, Veijo Klemetti and Pirkko Selin
Geographical features and the re-use plan of Kuikkasuo peat production site, Pentti Åman and Sari Heikkinen
Experience from the natural re-vegetataion of bare peat surfaces on mud-bottom hollows, Edgar Karofeld
Restoration of a natural fen community following peat extraction in Eastern Canada, Danielle Cobbaert and Line Rochefort
Carbon flows and land use management in the restoration of peat accumulating systems - A scenario analysis, Alan J. Gilmer
Erosion and burial by wind-dispersed peat: consequences on peatland restoration, Patrick Faubert and Line Rochefort

Sustainable Peatland Management
New initiatives in managing peatland resources in New Brunswick, Canada, Jacques J. Thibault

Conditions and Criteria for Restoration
Criteria for restoration of peat accumulating landscapes, Elve Lode, Mati Ilomets and Lars Lundin
An attempt to GIS-based reconstruction of a bog palaeohydrological conditions, Valentina Sagris and Mati Ilomets
Recovery of donor sites used for peatland restoration, Line Rochefort and Suzanne Campeau
Effects of peatland rewetting on the hydrochemistry, Lars Lundin and Elve Lode
Fertilisation aspects in peatland restoration, Matteo Sottocornola, Stéphanie Boudreau and Line Rochefort
Comparison of the nutrient status of Finnish and Canadian pristine mires and cut-away peatlands, Harri Vasander and Line Rochefort

The Future: Sphagnum Farming?
Diversity of mires in Estonia: Last 10 000 years versus past century, Mati Ilomets
Possibilities and limits to Sphagnum farming, Suzanne Campeau and Line Rochefort

Floral and Faunal Aspects of Restoration
The growth of submerged Sphagnum Cuspidatum: The importance of light and carbon dioxide availability, A.J.P. Smolders, A. Raghoebarsing, H.J.M. op den Camp, M. Strous, L.P.M. Lamers, H.B.M. Tomassen and J.G.M. Roelofs
Rehabilitation of milled peat areas by cranberry (Oxycoccus Palustris L.) plantations, T. Paal and J. Paal
Species richness in a species poor system: Aquatic macroinvertebrates of Nigula Raba, an intact raised bog system in Estonia, Michel J.A. Smits, Gert-Jan A. van Duinen, Judith G. Bosman, Ankie M.T. Brock, Juhan Javois, Jan T. Kuper, Theo M.J. Peeters, Monique A.J. Peeters and Hans Esselink
Important keys to successful restoration of characteristic aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna of raised bogs, Gert-Jan A. van Duinen, Ankie M.T. Brock, Jan T. Kuper, Theo M.J. Peeters, Michel J.A. Smits, Wilco C.E.P. Verberk and Hans Esselink
Polytrichum Strictum as a companion plant to Sphagnum on post vacuum harvested peatlands, Elisabeth Groeneveld, Line Rochefort and Arianne Massé
Wise Use of peatlands in the USA: Policy and regulatory aspects, Thomas J. Malterer, Kurt W. Johnson and Donald S. Grubich


Application of a liquid fertilizer made from peat humic acids on vegetables and lawn, Yan Bai, Hongyan Zhao and Shuyun Chen
GPS-peat production management, Bernd Hofer and Barbara Pautz
RHP-quality peat and substrates by chain control, Ronald Keijzer
Horticultural and environmental peat research in Finland, case area of Western Finland, Riitta Korhonen and Tapio Toivonen

Structural diversity of spruce mires - view of restoration, Leila Korpela
The use of ground water penetrating radar in peatland investigations by the Geological Survey of Finland, Jukka Leino Restoration of Pooravere bog - the initiation of large scale Estonian landscape reclamation, Elve Lode, Urve Ratas, Kris Heinsoo, Katrin Vask and Reimo Rivis
Relations between Collembola (Apterygota) and Lumbricus rubellus on meadows on drained fens, Izabella Olejniczak and Grzegorz Makulec

Relations between spontaneous revegetation and characteristics of peat deposits in cut-over peatlands, Vladimir Panov and Nikolai Veselov
Water extract - a new method for bioassay, Lene Petersen
Physical properties of some peat-based growing media in bulk state and in pots during the cultivation of bedding plants, Z. Strojny and J.S. Nowak
100 years peat moss industry in the Netherlands, 1882 - 1983, Henk F. van de Griendt

Peat as the water sealing barrier in landfills, Kimmo Virtanen
Orientation towards durable use of growing media for horticulture and mushroom production, Gerrit Wever, Cees de Kreij, Simone van Woerden, Gerben Straatsma and Tineke Olijnsma
Carbon dynamics of self-revegetated cut-away peatland, Mika Yli-Petäys, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Harri Vasander and Jukka Laine

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