Farming practices to overcome environmental issues

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  • Farming practices to overcome environmental issues
    • Maintain existing hedgerows at suitable size / shape
    • Plant hedges rather than using fences
    • Maintain / create ponds
    • Leave wet areas
    • Plant native trees on areas of land with low SD rather than in species rich areas
    • Reduce use of pesticides - biological control or organisms resistant to pests can be used instead
    • Use organic fertilisers
    • Crop rotation including a nitrogen fixing crop rather than using fertilisers to improve soil fertility
    • Create natural meadows using hay rather than grasses for silage
    • Only cut hedges / field edges after flowering / seeds have dispersed

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