January 2023

Healthy Hedgerows: from single lines to landscape scale planting

Despite their humble appearance, healthy hedgerows support much of Britain’s wildlife, from winter visitors like fieldfares and redwings, to bats, butterflies and hedgehogs. They also quietly provide many different ecosystem functions and services, including flood control, carbon storage and pollination. Yet, to keep hedgerows healthy and providing this multitude of benefits to wildlife and humans

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Increases to SFI and Countryside Stewardship schemes announced at OFC

Delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference heard from Farming Minister Mark Spencer about proposed increases to the Countryside Stewardship and Sustainable Farming Incentive schemes. The Minister explained how DEFRA was planning to release more money for farmers and landowners in order to support the sector and drive uptake of environmental schemes. There was also a

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