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Industry Group Says Local Producers Are Bearing Cost Of Imported Peat

Ireland is sourcing stock from as far afield as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Canada and Russia. 

Importing peat for horticultural use is causing costs for producers to increase threefold, according to an industry group.  

Since the cessation of peat production in the midlands, Ireland is sourcing stock from as far afield as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Canada and Russia. 

The material is used to grow a variety of foodstuffs such as strawberries, blackberries and mushrooms. 

Chairperson of Growing Media Ireland John Neenan says having no existing trade relationship with the suppliers is hurting the country:

 

 

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