Lithuanian Sapropel Association

What is sapropel?

Sapropels – usable and partially renewable earth resources, which are organic sediments formed during the quaternary period by a blend of water plants and animals and minerals - may be found in some lakes and mires (under the peat layer).

They are very common all around the world. The most dense formation and accumulation of sapropels may be found in the Asian and European temperate climate zones (Russia, Scandinavian Peninsula, France, Germany, Poland, the Baltics, Belarus, and Ukraine) and the Great Lakes Region of North America (Canada and the United States of America).

Sapropels are sediments very rich in organic matter form in water bodies. The spread and wide range of application of the sapropels makes them a significant natural resource which may be used in agriculture, gardening, forestry, livestock farming, chemistry and construction industry, balneology and cosmetology.


  • Scientific discussion

    During the last 2017 summer days Association members initiated scientific discussion, which was related to sapropel benefits and application. The meeting took place in the Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU)

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  • Our members visiting Wageningen Soil Conference 2015

    Our members are attending Wageningen Soil Conference on the 23-27th August

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  • New generation soil probiotics – coming soon!

    We would like to inform you that our association members are developing new products – soil probiotics.

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