Protect or prepare vegetation before planting (other interventions)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The handling of plants before planting can affect their germination, survival or growth rates. This section considers the effects of treatments applied to seedlings, seeds or other planted material before planting. For example, plant roots might be dipped in a substance to keep them moist during transportation to a site. Plants might be treated with hormones before planting to stimulate their growth. Seed germination rates might be improved by stratification (exposing seeds to a period of chilling) or scarification (damaging the seed coating to allow water to enter the seed).
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Related action: add root-associated fungi to plants before planting.