Provide winter food for birds and other wildlife (arable farming)

01 February 2019

Wildlife
Linnet

You can help to provide food for wildlife over the winter ‘hungry gap’ through passive or active measures.

One simple option is to leave over‑wintered stubbles unsprayed and uncultivated until at least mid‑February on at least 5% of arable land to provide both a food source and cover for wildlife.

You can also consider growing seed-rich crops such as wild bird cover growing this on as little as 2% of your arable land could offer significant benefits to wildlife.

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