Farming

Farming

Farming
Welcome to this group for all farmers and anyone with an interest in farming. Read our blog to see how we're working with farmers and to find out where you can meet us at events.
Latest blog posts
  • Big Farmland Bird Count identification workshops

    Farmland birds have been in decline for several decades, mainly due to changes in the way we farm. Some of the species that have declined are real icons of our countryside: grey partridge, lapwing, turtle dove, skylark and yellowhammer. Hearing skylarks...
  • Farming for the Future

    Guest blog from Darren Moorcroft, Head of Species and Habitats Conservation Every year in January, Oxford is inundated by farmers flocking to the two annual conferences which are now held there. It’s an opportunity to discuss existing challenges...
  • New research demonstrates healthy balance between food production and environmental benefits

    Guest Blog from Dr Rob Field , Senior Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science A while ago, a and I colleague wrote a short piece about some work we’d done examining the relative societal benefits of land in the east Anglian...
  • Trending at Hope Farm

    None of those who work at Hope Farm are social media junkies, but yet we cannot completely escape that world. Whether we’re exposed to Twitter, Facebook or even the BBC we see this term ‘trending’ everywhere. Yet, trends as opposed...
  • Neonicotinoids: any closer to a conclusion?

    Bumblebee on oilseed rape. Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) Conflicting news about neonicotinoids this week. " Neonicotinoids: new warning on pesticide harm to bees" according to the Guardian , while Farmers Weekly reassures us " No sign...
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