Why peat harvest is heavily dependent on weather
Added on 31 August 2023
Bob Bollinger, CEO of ASB Greenworld, says peat harvesting is highly dependent on the weather. The season can range from May through September, but the bulk of harvesting takes place June through August. If there are 90 days within a harvesting season, Bollinger says suppliers may only be able to harvest for 45 days.
It is not possible to harvest on many days because of various environmental factors. For example, Bollinger says peat cannot be harvested at night because of the dew on the ground. Certain moisture conditions on the ground and in the air could prevent the harvest. ASB Greenworld uses machines to vacuum a thin layer of peat moss off the ground. If the peat is wet, it is too heavy for the machines to pick it up.
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