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Re: Peat Moss as a Carrier of a Fungus

  • Subject: Re: Peat Moss as a Carrier of a Fungus
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 19:36:27 -0500 (CDT)

Since Peat is a major product of Ireland, I'm wondering how prevalent &
possibly undefined here this affliction is.  I will contact our Peat
Marketing Body (Bord Na Mona) & ask them.  Thanks


----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Burns" <donburns@macconnect.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 12:41 AM
Subject: Peat Moss as a Carrier of a Fungus

| In my few years in the aroid world I have been mixing all of the planting
| mixes I use. Nearly all use ground peat to some extent. Some time back I
| heard that peat moss (and maybe sphagnum) act as carriers for certain
| funguses that attack not only human skin, but can enter the body through
| open sores and raise hell.
| Has anyone seen any literature or other information to substantiate these
| stories?
| Don Burns
| Fort Lauderdale FL    USA
| Zone 10b

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