Use organic rather than mineral fertilisers
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Organic fertilisers include farmyard manure and soil treatments derived from sewage sludge, whilst mineral fertilisers are manufactured preparations of nitrate, phosphate or 'NPK'. Organic fertilisers have the potential benefit of contributing to better soil structure and therefore reducing soil erosion, whilst also, potentially reducing the risk of down-stream eutrophication.