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Sphagnum farming in Guizhou

I had the unique opportunity to visit Sphagnum moss farming sites in Guizhou, China, and to learn about Sphagnum farming on mineral soils in China. Sphagnum sp. moss, of which there are globally about 300 species, are normally associated with peatlands, as Sphagnum sp. are the principal peat forming organisms. In Europe & Canada, Sphagnum moss farming, the production of Sphagnum biomass on rewetted bogs, is still in an experimental stage. This process, called paludiculture, supports achievement of global climate goals by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from drained peat and may...

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Welcome to the new IPS website!

We are glad you have found your way to the new IPS blog that will provide you with latest information on activities of the International Peatland Society. As you will have noticed, the IPS Secretariat, with support of Trimedia Oy, has completely revamped the website of our organisation this spring. Since June, we can provide you with an open-access database of IPS proceedings, books and other publications, with up-to-date information on peat and peatlands written by our experts, and of course with a completely new layout and visual design. This...

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