Physically damage problematic plants
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
This section considers physically damaging problematic plants in order to control them. Damage may kill plants directly, increase their susceptibility to disease, slow their growth and/or prevent reproduction. This section includes damage done specifically to the plants (e.g. by crushing or seed head removal) as well as general soil disturbance that damages plants growing in it.
Caution: To avoid regrowth, it may be necessary to remove plant fragments. Also, damaging plants by disturbing peat can destroy the physical structure of the peat.
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.