The evolution of BeadaMoss and the critical path that has led to its creation, is the result of many dedicated and enthusiastic partners working together. Micropropagation Services is indebted to many key individuals and organisations all of whom have made this innovative, and potentially world changing product possible.
The vision and leadership of the Moors for the Future Partnership have underpinned the work of Micropropagtion Services who have developed the BeadaMoss family of products in their biotech, life-science laboratories in the East Midlands.
“All our works to date have been about stabilising the ground until peat forming vegetation can develop; Sphagnum is the most important peat forming plant and the glue that holds the whole blanket bog community together and so the Sphagnum Propagation Project is probably the most important innovation in moorland restoration.”
Matt Buckler, Programme Manager Conservation and Land Management MFTF Manager, MftF
Dr Simon Caporn, Professor of Ecology and Environment Division of Biology and conservation Ecology, has led the independent trials of BeadaMoss since 2008. Simon supervises a number of students including Steph Hinde, Angus Rosenburgh and Josh Riggs and Anna Keightley who have undertaken various field, greenhouse and laboratory trials.
Under the banner of Soil Horizons Micropropagation Services works closely with Steve Hadden of Ryal Soil & Ecology and Mark Earl of Specimen Trees in the delivery of moorland plant products.