Re: Spaghnum
Fri, 23 Sep 1994 10:48:11 +1200

A colleague has been working with the NZ spaghnum industry for a few months
now. This prompts a couple of questions to ask of cp growers in other
countries, particularly the US.

The NZ industry is primarily geared towards the production of long fibre
moss of specific colour for the Japanese orchid industry. I believe the
major use of that moss in Japan is as a wrapping around pots rather than as
a potting material.

A lot of product does not meet the required standard, but may of course be
suitable for other uses.

Is the dried material redily available in the US?

What grades are available?

What other grades would be suitable for the use of cp growers?

Fraser Broom