Peat

Profile Products Launches $9 Million Expansion Following Major Acquisitions and Enhancements

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 9:02pm

"We are continually looking for ways to elevate the industries we serve through our innovative products, state-of-the-art facilities and educational initiatives," said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products.

Key Points: 
  • "We are continually looking for ways to elevate the industries we serve through our innovative products, state-of-the-art facilities and educational initiatives," said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products.
  • "This expansion is a continuation of our commitment to meet our customers' needs and exceed their expectations by providing the best solutions for their environment."
  • Since then, the company has grown significantly with the acquisitions of HydroStraw, a manufacturer of straw-based erosion control products, and Sunterra Horticulture, a leading sphagnum peat moss producer.
  • "When businesses choose to employ Profile products, they're choosing to put the environment first," Tanner said.

Rimba Raya's Sustainable Peatland Farmer Field School

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:10pm

The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).

Key Points: 
  • The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).
  • The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer Groups: Harapan Jaya from Jahitan Village, and Hijau Bakung Permai from Baung Village.
  • The farmer group from Rimba Raya working area participated at that time.
  • During the training sessions, farmer groups were encouraged to develop relationships for cooperation and networking with other farmer groups around the project area.

Sun Gro Horticulture Names Phil Jones as CEO

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 3:25pm

AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Gro Horticulture announced today that it has named Phil Jones as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Gro Horticulture announced today that it has named Phil Jones as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
  • "We are extremely pleased that Phil has accepted our offer to join the Sun Gro team," states Yedidia Koschitzky, Lead Director speaking on behalf of the Sun Gro Board of Directors.
  • "His vast knowledge of agro-business, outstanding leadership skills andhis reputation as a team builder are tremendous assets for Sun Gro.
  • About Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd.
    Sun Gro is the leading producer of peat in North America and a major distributor of peat moss and peat-based growing media products to the North American professional plant growers market.

Building Environmental Awareness through Religious Leaders Training on Peatland and Conservation

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00am

The project aims to consistently work towards achieving the UN's SDGs, both within the project area and the bordering villages.

Key Points: 
  • The project aims to consistently work towards achieving the UN's SDGs, both within the project area and the bordering villages.
  • In collaboration with the National Peatland Agency (BRG), Seruyan District Government, Rimba Raya conducted "Dai Gambut" Training on the 6-7 October 2020.
  • The training was aimed at promoting capacity building efforts, help increase knowledge regarding peatland restoration and to raise awareness in the importance of being environmentally friendly in our daily activities.
  • A religious approach can contribute to highlighting the importance of caring for our environment," said Ustad Rudi during a training session.

Increases in US Gardening Participation to Spur Peat Sales

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 3:17pm

Suppliers will benefit from increases in gardening participation, disposable personal income levels, and new housing construction activity.

Key Points: 
  • Suppliers will benefit from increases in gardening participation, disposable personal income levels, and new housing construction activity.
  • Rapid increases in demand for growing media for cannabis cultivation will aid sales of peat through 2024.
  • Cannabis production including licensed production of cannabis for marijuana and hemp will be spurred by:
    However, further peat sales gains will be limited by the use of peat substitutes, such as anaerobically digested dairy fiber as a renewable substitute for peat in potting mixes.
  • Peat demand is expected to see short-term impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta Venture Capital Firm Valor Ventures Taps Third General Partner Gary Peat

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:05pm

Atlanta venture capital firm Valor Ventures announces the addition of a third General Partner, Gary Peat .

Key Points: 
  • Atlanta venture capital firm Valor Ventures announces the addition of a third General Partner, Gary Peat .
  • Now is the time for Inclusion Premium investing and increasing access to capital for underserved founders, particularly founders of color.
  • Peat was a General Partner at Council Capital for 3 funds, including their fully realized debut fund that achieved a top-decile return.
  • Gary brings a strong track record of returns and relationships in Valors target geography and stage, says Lisa Calhoun, General Partner and Founder of Valor.

XAG Deploys Drones to Seed Burned Land for Australian Fire Recovery

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 3:55am

This project was funded by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and managed by Heytesbury District Landcare Network (HDLN).

Key Points: 
  • This project was funded by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and managed by Heytesbury District Landcare Network (HDLN).
  • It is the first time that agricultural drones are used to re-establish native vegetation within a fire-ravaged peat swamp in Australia.
  • This April, XAG sent 3 sets of its P Series drones, equipped with JetSeed granule spreading system, to distribute native seeds directly on Lake Cobrico.
  • Within only two days, approximately 40 hectares of burned land was replenished with new plants, using a blend of 12 different seeds.

Peat Moss and Growing Media are Essential Goods

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:45pm

It is the industry's position, backed by most provincial and state declarations, that Canadian Sphagnum Peat production is an essential part of the supply chain supporting food production, particularly in commercial greenhouses and mushroom operations, both in Canada and the US.

Key Points: 
  • It is the industry's position, backed by most provincial and state declarations, that Canadian Sphagnum Peat production is an essential part of the supply chain supporting food production, particularly in commercial greenhouses and mushroom operations, both in Canada and the US.
  • Additionally, peat and peat products provide essential support for citizen activity to address food insecurity concerns, including peat moss usage for home gardening.The need to maintain food supplies during this national and international response to the COVID-19 Pandemic is critical.
  • Food production and supply chain is recognized as an essential service, and growing media production is rightly so included in it.
  • The CSPMA is the National association of peat moss producers and related enterprises devoted to promoting responsible management of Canadian peatlands and sustainability of the industry.

"Prolific" Allows Anyone to Grow Clean, Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 3:05pm

Previously available only to commercial growers, the smaller sized packages allow consumers to grow clean, uncontaminated food of the highest quality.

Key Points: 
  • Previously available only to commercial growers, the smaller sized packages allow consumers to grow clean, uncontaminated food of the highest quality.
  • It is composed of the finest quality ingredients available, including coconut coir, alfalfa, kelp, volcanic perlite, and sphagnum peat moss.
  • Prolific does not contain any native soil, providing growers a level of safety and the means to grow clean, pure, organic "superfoods."
  • "These innovative products are suitable for beginners to professional farmers, and anyone who wants to grow own organic superfoods."

Sustainable Projects Group, Inc. identifies U.S. policy concerns associated with peat moss; names TEFA™ most viable substitute on the market

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00am

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Sustainable Projects Group Inc. (OTCMKTS: SPGX) (SPGX), identified American policy concerns related to the harvest and production of peat moss.

Key Points: 
  • NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Sustainable Projects Group Inc. (OTCMKTS: SPGX) (SPGX), identified American policy concerns related to the harvest and production of peat moss.
  • The company names TEFA as the most viable, sustainable substitute for natural peat moss.
  • According to USGS data, the U.S. must supplement domestic peat production with an estimated 2.5 billion pounds of foreign peat.
  • Sustainable Projects Group Inc. has initiated its goals by pursuing investment and partnerships with some of the most diversified and integrated companies active in the market.