Case studies

Category : Farmed area

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Case study: Are herbal leys good for bumblebees?

A new study by Bumblebee Conservation Trust  Introduction Herbal leys (also called multi-species leys) contain a mix of grasses, legumes and herbs, and provide diverse forage for grazing animals. Research...
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Introducing Fair to Nature – a new partner for Farm Wildlife

When we developed the Farm Wildlife approach, we wanted to make sure that the advice was not only simple to follow, but based on the latest evidence so that it...
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Case study: Reversion of arable land to lowland chalk grassland

Author: Lynne Roberts:  The RSPB’s Manor Farm, Newton Tony, Wiltshire Aims and setting Chalk grassland is one of the richest landscapes for wildlife in the UK and is a habitat...
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Case Study: Carabid beetles for natural-enemy pest control

Author: Kelly Jowett: If there was an agent acting within your crops that could reduce eggs and first instar larvae of the cabbage root fly by up to 90%; reduce...
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Case study: Insecticide-free arable farming

Author: Martin Lines Farm: Papley Grove Farm, Cambridgeshire: 160 ha farmed in-house plus 360 ha contract farmed (c) Martin Lines Aims: In 2013, my agronomist recommended...
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Case Study: British dung beetles – here to help

Author: Ceri Watkins, Co-Founder of Dung beetle UK Mapping Project Species: Dung beetles Why is farmland important for these species? There are approximately 60 species of dung beetle in the...
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Case Study: Using hay strewing as a technique to create species-rich grassland

Author: Jennifer Palmer Farm: High Burnham Farm, Epworth Aims High Burnham is a large (+300ha) arable farm.  As part of the RSPB's Axholme and Idle Farmland Bird Initiative¹ (Lincolnshire), an opportunity...
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Case Study: Helping hedgehogs on farmland

Author: Nida Al-Fulaij, Grants Manager, People’s Trust for Endangered Species Species: Hedgehog Why is farmland important for this species? Hedgehogs are found throughout the UK in all habitats. They have...
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Case study: Herb-rich leys

Author: Ian Boyd Farm: Whittington Lodge Farm, Gloucestershire Aims: Whittington Lodge Farm has predominately thin Cotswold Brash soils on 280ha, mostly over 800 feet in altitude. The cultivated half of the farm was in...
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Case Study: Managing for breeding waders on Shetland

Author: Sue White Farm: Uradale Farm, Shetland Aims: Breeding waders are very much iconic species in Shetland. This particular feature forms an integral part of a holistic plan and along...
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