It all started with the Smolensk peat field

to 1928

  • The Oster peat field was explored by the Smolensk GubZemzupravleniye (Provincial Land Administration) to provide raw materials for the Roslavlskoye peat enterprise
1933 and

  • Additional explorations by the Leningrad Branch of Lengiptorf.

to 1952
  • The peat field was developed by machine-forming method (lump peat extraction), and since 1952, by the industrial layer-by-surface method using cutting drums (shredded peat extraction).

  • Explored in detail by the Giprolegprom Institute in connection with the enterprise reconstruction.
to 1970
  • Upon the instruction of the Ministry of Fuel Industry, the field was additionally explored by the Moscow Exploration Party for the exploration of peat deposits in order to clarify the remaining total peat reserves.

In stratigraphic terms, the peat deposit of the peat field is represented by all types of peats: high moor (78.3%), transitional (6.9%), low moor (9.8%), and mixed (5.0%). High moor deposit prevails absolutely. The most common types of the high moor peat are medium, fuscum, and cotton grass-sphagnum. Peat of a transitional type is found in small quantities and mainly underlies the high moor deposit. Of the transitional peat, sedge and scheuchzeria types prevail. Of the low moor type, the most widespread is the reed-tree peat.

Briefly About the Sverdlovsk Peat Field

  • Ecoprom LLC received a license for the right to develop the Chistoye peat field for 25 years with the right to prolong
  • The Ecoprom team of specialists began to build roads and extract at field No. 1 with an area of 58 hectares.
  • By the end of the year, secondary drains were built, tirr was removed, burring ditches were constructed, and water drainage was made.
  • The construction of a shredded peat to substrate processing plant began.
  • The production cycle “from shredded peat screening to packaging” was built.
  • Stripping and extraction equipment was purchased.
  • A substrate production plant was launched.
  • An additional field No. 2 with an area of 12.5 hectares was stripped.
  • Production of the first substrates for the market began.
  • The supply of substrates to OBI, Lenta, and other stores was organized.
  • An additional field No. 3 with an area of 25 hectares was stripped.
  • Production of professional substrates began.
  • The supply of substrates to seed plots, mushroom farms, greenhouses began.
  • An additional 75 hectares of peat fields were stripped (since then, 170 hectares of peat fields have been involved in the work).
  • The export of substrates to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan began.
  • Own laboratory for conducting experiments on growing various crops with the addition of fertilizers was launched.
  • A voluntary certification at FBI Uraltest for product quality was successfully passed.
  • RUSSIAN PEAT COMPANY (RPC) was established - a head company of a modern and dynamically developing holding in the field of agriculture peat extraction and processing.
  • The trademarks "RTK", "Torfyanaya Polyana" and "DarEco" are registered. The production of a line of packaged soils has been launched.
  • Modernization of the factory in the Sverdlovsk region has begun.
  • Two new production lines have been put into operation at the plant of GC "RPC" in the Smolensk region: cover soil and humic preparations. The company's line of finished products continues to expand.
  • The BerryCo blueberry nursery in the Smolensk Region is part of the RPC Group of Companies.
  • The company starts export activities in China.
  • Opening of a subsidiary of RPC in China - Henan RPC Agrotech Co., Ltd