Techniques to help wildlife
A wealth of useful techniques to help wildlife on your farmland. From managing gorse and rushes, to working with arable crops.
In this section
Arable crops on livestock farms
One of the major agricultural changes that has affected farmland birds in Britain has been the loss of mixed farming.
Arable land can be reverted to grassland to increase the variety of habitat in predominantly arable areas.
Gorse scrub occurs wherever soils are light and free draining, in areas that are relatively free from severe frosts.
Moorland gripping is the practice of digging ditches to drain wet areas of heath and blanket bog.
The aim is to combine water control and appropriate land management to produce the desired wetland habitat.
Rat populations need to be controlled in a variety of situations in both urban and rural areas.
Damp grassland on farmland is a very important breeding habitat for lapwings, curlews, redshanks, snipe and reed bunting