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Case Study: Wet grassland and rush management for breeding waders

Author: Gavin Thomas Farm: Chipping Moss, Leagram Estate, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire Aims: The primary aim was to restore upland in-bye wet grassland for breeding lapwings, redshanks, oystercatchers, snipe and curlews.…

Case Study: Buffer strips on intensive grassland

Author: Robert Kynaston Farm: Great Wollaston Farm, Shropshire Aims: Two and six metre grass margins have been established in fields with arable cropping as part of the rotation. Margins were established…

Case Study: A farmland bird package on limestone soils

Author: Jeff Platts Farm: Hazelmere Farm, Creswell, Derbyshire Aims: To provide summer insect food and seed food over winter for seed-eating birds, particularly targeting grey partridges and tree sparrows, and…

Case Study: Cultivated margins

  Author: Nicholas Watts Farm: Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire Aims: The aim was to create an insect-rich foraging habitat for farmland birds. I farm on fertile peat soils, so effective control…

Case Study: Skylark Plots

Author: Ian DillonFarm: Grange Farm, Cambridgeshire Aims: We include two skylark plots per hectare in all winter cereal fields on the farm as an easy means of supporting skylark numbers on…

Case Study: Wild flower margins

Author: Nicholas Watts Farm: Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire Aims: The aim was to boost insect food for farmland birds through the summer. The farm is on peat soils in the Lincolnshire…