Farming

Farming

Farming
Welcome to this group for all farmers and anyone with an interest in farming. Read our blog to see how we're working with farmers and to find out where you can meet us at events.
Latest blog posts
  • Signs of the times at Hope Farm

    Blog by Georgina Bray, Hope Farm Hope Farm has been a showcase of current times in agriculture this March. Skylarks and yellowhammers are singing, and lapwings displaying a sure sign that spring is here. To accompany the reassuringly repetitive changes...
  • Case study: Creating bare ground for butterflies and moths

    Matterley is a 2400 acre mixed farm with 200 dairy cattle and 1100 acres of arable including wheat, barley and oilseed rape. The farm has been in Higher Level Stewardship since 2014, and forms part of the Winchester Downs Farm Cluster group. Recently...
  • Top Tips for applying to the Scottish Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

    Guest blog by Anna Brand, Land Use Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland The Agri-environment Climate Scheme (or AECS) began accepting applications for its 2018 round on January 17th. The scheme compensates and/or incentivises farmers and crofters for managing...
  • The Cirl Bunting Conservation Project

    Guest blog by Cirl Bunting Project Manager Cath Jeffs My first encounter with cirl buntings was as a student studying Conservation Management in the 1980s. A group of us were on a birding trip and heading to Penzance. We took a detour to Prawle Point...
  • The twite aren’t alright

    England Twite Recovery Project Officer Katie Aspin talks about how the RSPB is working with farmers in the South Pennines to reverse the fortunes of twite. Twite are hardy seed eating finches that live in remote upland and coastal areas, mainly in...
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