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Paludiculture guides

Machinery Requirements for Paludiculture

Defra report


Current agricultural machinery is generally too heavy for use on wet peat soils and may not be appropriate for planting and harvesting certain paludiculture crops. This report fulfils three of the five objectives of Year 1 and Year 2 of the Machinery Pathway, namely:
1. Plan out whole-chain machinery requirements for priority crops, including off-site transport.
2. Review potential machinery solutions from other industries and countries for moving materials and working on wet soils.
3. Undertake a gap analysis of the whole-chain machinery requirements.

Principles of sustainable peatland paludiculture



Sets out to ensure the multiple benefits of peatlands are realised when managing the different forms of paludiculture, and enable society to get the most from this major shift in agricultural peatland use.

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