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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