Use biodegradable oil in farming machinery
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Lubricating oil could spill or leak from machinery used on agricultural land, or to harvest plants from natural peatlands. Using biodegradable oil could reduce impacts from oil spillage, as it will not persist in the environment (Dubowski et al. 2013).
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Dubowski A.P., Zembrowski K., Rakowicz A., Palowski T., Weymann S. & Wojnilowicz L. (2013) Developing new-generation machinery for vegetation management on protected wetlands in Poland. Mires and Peat, 13, Article 11.