Mushroom Casing Soils

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Welcome to Harte Peat South Africa/Africa

Harte Peat Ltd Ireland was founded by Tommy and Kay O’Harte in 1987 to provide quality casing soil for the mushroom growing industry. It has remained a family run business with their sons Aidan and Sean now involved in the running of the business.

Harte Peat own and operate a number of peat bogs in Ireland. The company manages its peat extraction processes in line with strict environmental and industry best practise directives. Harte Peat has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9002 registration for its Quality System. They are also Bord Bia approved.

With a fully integrated automated production facility, Harte Peat has control over the entire process from the raw material stage to the bagging and packing of the final product. This allows Harte Peat to exercise strict and exacting standards on production quality and costs

Lichen is the exclusive supplier of Harte Peat in Africa, supplying more than 80% of the mushroom industry volume. Being a dominant and trusted supplier is a valuable position to endorse the other Lichen growing medium brands as a trusted supplier for new clients.
Harte Peat Ireland has been producing casing for the worldwide market for over 20 years. The success of our business has been built on meeting our customers’ expectations in relation to product quality, mix quality and freedom from disease.
Whatever your growing system, Harte Peat can provide casing to meet your requirements.

We supply 3 different bag sizes. Bags are shipped in 20ft 6-meter containers and Harte Peat SA take care of all of the logistics of shipping.

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Handy Pack

50L bags 1050 Bags in a 6-metre container. Weight ±23kg per bag. The mushroom casing in a 50-litre bag is made up as follows: • 70% wet peat • 25-30% milled peat (dry peat) • 10% sugar beet lime

For a detailed watering regime using Harte Peat Mushroom Casing Soil, please download a helpful PDF below.

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Dumpy Bag

1,2m³ bags 36 bags in a 6-meter container. Weight ±745kg per bag

The mushroom casing in a 1.2m³ bag as per order is made up as follows: • 70% wet peat • 25-30% milled peat (dry peat) • 10% sugar beet lime

OR

Standard Wet Dug Black Peat Heavy Mix.  NO extra 25-30% milled peat (dry peat)

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Big Bag

2,5m³ bags 20 bags in a 6-meter per container. Weight ±1250kg per bag.

The mushroom casing in a 2.5m³ bag as per order is made up as follows: • 70% wet peat • 25-30% milled peat (dry peat) • 10% sugar beet lime

OR

Standard Wet Dug Black Peat Heavy Mix.  NO extra 25-30% milled peat (dry peat)

Casing Soils

Harte Peat Mushroom Casing Soil is made up of a blend of wet and dry Black Peat, wet or dry Brown Sphagnum peat and either Limestone Flour or Spent Sugar Beet Lime (SSBL), or a blend of both, to adjust pH above 7.0

Harte Peat own and control their own material resource to minimise the possibility of disease or tramp materials from getting into the mix. Peat to be used in the mix is only extracted as it is required to meet customer needs.

Following extraction, the raw peat is then transported to our production facility in Clones. The peat is then mixed to order as different customers have different requirements. The peat is mixed with Spent Sugar Beet Lime which has been weathered and stored for more than 2 years and also heat treated.

Each batch of casing soil is tested in an independent and approved laboratory for Salmonella, E-Coli and Listeria sp. before it is dispatched for use.

Click the download button below for our Material Safety Data Sheet.

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Overlay

Overlay is usually associated with heavy dense casing soil with anaerobic case run.

To find out more about overlay and what you can do to prevent it, please fill in the Document Request Form below.

Document Request Form

Basic Procedures for Agaricus Mushroom Growing

In spite of some articles that say mushrooms can be grown in any dark hole or building, successful commercial mushroom growing requires special houses equipped with ventilation systems.

This publication provides a review of mushroom growing and information on making a composted substrate, aerated Phase I composting, growing systems, finishing the compost, spawn maintenance, spawn production, spawning, substrate supplementation, casing, irrigation, pinning, harvesting, and post-crop pasteurization.

For a copy of this publication, please fill in the Document Request Form below.

Document Request Form

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You can use the details below to get in touch. Alternatively, please fill out the quick form and we will be in touch with lightning speed.

Mailing Address

Postnet Suite 397, Private bag X15, Somerset West 7129

Contact Numbers

Dave: +27 82 551 1305
Accounts: +27 82 446 3301
Operations: +27 82 304 0338

Email

davem@lichengroup.co.za