JSC “Durpeta” operates 4 peatbogs where peat is high-marshy (covers part of Šepeta peatbogs, Tyrelis, Kalniškiai peatbogs) and low-marshy type (covers Pabalvė, Lebeliai, Aklaežeris and a part of Šepeta peatbogs);
High-marshy peat is loose, ranging from yellow to brownish colour.
According to LST 1957:2009 standard, humification (decomposition) level (H) of the peatproduced by JSC “Durpeta” ranges from H2 (light and slightly segmented peat) to H6 (dark and highly segmented peat).
The peat produced by JSC “Durpeta” has been divided into 3 categories.
All categories peat is packed into bales of different capacity including big bales. JSC “Durpeta” was one of the first who started exporting peat to other countries. The first bales with peat were exported in 1985. Each year the amount of exported peat is expanding. Novadays, raw material for processing peat is harvested at Šepeta and Tyrelis peatbogs. Annually more than 500 000 cubic meters of peat moss are produced and sold.
NATURAL PEAT BLOCKS
Highmoor peat is harvested in blocks, which afterwards are stored in stacks and dried for up to 12 months. The advantage of this production method is that the structure of peat moss is preserved. Both excellent preparation and pro-cessing allow preserving the physical characteristics of finalproduct close to initial qualities. When applying this method, the structure of the products appears rough, they are soft and perfectly absorb water. After processing, neutralizing and adding fertilizers, the peat blocks might perfectly serve for growing plants.
On 26th March, 2015 was received certificates
that “Natural peat”, “Neutralized with peat” and peat substrates “Ekodurpeta” and “For seasoning”
conforming to the regulations of the European Commission (EC) 883/2007, 889/2008
and their use is allowed in organic production.