Add organic fertilizer (before/after planting)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Organic fertilizer (i.e. remains or waste products of living organisms) can provide nutrients that are in short supply, thereby increasing the initial survival and/or growth rate of introduced plants. Once successfully established, these plants are more likely to survive long term. Fertilizer would usually be added into the peat immediately before or after planting.
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Related action: add inorganic fertilizer to complement planting.