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Biodiversity

  1. 1. Conservation & biodiversity best practice examples Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd
  2. 2. Biodiversity best practice : 1 Allow wide headland and grassy field margin and keep tracks from wandering by not driving on them in poor conditions; Strakes, West Peckham
  3. 3. Biodiversity best practice : 2 Clear ditches one side only every 5 years; Goose Green
  4. 4. Biodiversity best practice : 3 Create new habitats such as pond at Bull Farm
  5. 5. Biodiversity best practice : 4 Diverse field margin & windbreak with track below - Seven Acre & Adams Well
  6. 6. Biodiversity best practice : 5 Diverse flora in ditch at Goose Green
  7. 7. Biodiversity best practice : 6 Do not drive on field margins, keep to tracks; Nine Acre, West Peckham
  8. 8. Biodiversity best practice : 7 Drill game cover in April, preserve grassy field margin; Arnolds Bank (hedge removed by neighbour), West Peckham
  9. 9. Biodiversity best practice : 8 Drill grass & pollen-nectar mix for beetle banks in April; Pedlam Brook, West Peckham (Weald Way on right)
  10. 10. Biodiversity best practice : 9 Drill only native species of grass in raspberry alleys, Seven Acre, West Peckham
  11. 11. Biodiversity best practice : 10 Ensure honey bees and other pollinators healthy and numerous; honey bee hives, Court Lodge, East Peckham
  12. 12. Biodiversity best practice : 11 Establish floating islands for wildfowl on reservoirs; Peckham Place
  13. 13. Biodiversity best practice : 12 Establish new windbreaks, Adams Well, West Peckham
  14. 14. Biodiversity best practice : 13 Spring cropping, grassy field margin and track - Arnolds Bank (hedge removed by neighbour), West Peckham
  15. 15. Biodiversity best practice : 14 Hedge management - encourage establishment of grassy margin; 5 year old hedge, Gravelly Bank, Mereworth
  16. 16. Biodiversity best practice : 15 Hedge management at Kent Street Mereworth; cut hedges between Sept - Feb, leave hedgerow trees.
  17. 17. Biodiversity best practice : 16 Hedgerow trees allowed to grow up - Forge Lane, West Peckham
  18. 18. Biodiversity best practice : 17 Identify and leave undisturbed any badger setts; Strakes, Goose Green
  19. 19. Biodiversity best practice : 18 Investigate cover crops; Reservoir Field, Mereworth, incorporating Caliente mustard
  20. 20. Biodiversity best practice : 19 Keep leaves on overwintering strawberry plants and remove in spring, to provide winter habitat for invertebrates and farmland birds especially skylarks; Goose Green
  21. 21. Biodiversity best practice : 20 Keep wide field margin and established headlands in arable crops following after strawberries; Highlands, Mereworth
  22. 22. Biodiversity best practice : 21 Leave dead trees as habitat for invertebrates & fungi; Highlands, Mereworth
  23. 23. Biodiversity best practice : 22 Leave lapwing habitat undisturbed as uncropped area at Stanfords, Goose Green
  24. 24. Biodiversity best practice : 23 Liaise with landlord over maintenance of coppiced woodland; Aerodrome, Latters Farm, 2007
  25. 25. Biodiversity best practice : 24 Look after small uncropped areas with a light touch - uncropped orchard, West Peckham
  26. 26. Biodiversity best practice : 25 Maintain beetle banks in following arable crops; Pylon, West Peckham
  27. 27. Biodiversity best practice : 26 Maintain diverse grassy field margins at woodland edges; Highwoods Bank, Bull Farm with pheasant
  28. 28. Biodiversity best practice : 27 Maintain grassy alleys in established raspberries; Jubilee 1, Bull Farm
  29. 29. Biodiversity best practice : 28 Top grass areas around reservoirs after July 15th, once per year; small reservoir West Peckham
  30. 30. Biodiversity best practice : 29 Manage wet meadows by topping once per year and preventing scrub taking over; Peckham Place reservoir & Bee Field
  31. 31. Biodiversity best practice : 30 Maintain diverse understory in copses; School Wood, Mereworth
  32. 32. Biodiversity best practice : 31 Monitor and record wildlife signs - owl pellets beneath tunnel hoops, Strakes, Goose Green April 08
  33. 33. Biodiversity best practice : 32 Monitor birds with RSPB; Peckham Place reservoir; geese, tufted duck, cormorant, mallard, coot; April 09
  34. 34. Biodiversity best practice : 33 Promote rotations suitable for farmland birds; lapwing, Hazelwood, West Peckham
  35. 35. Biodiversity best practice : 34 Monitor plant diversity - water mint at Peckham Place reservoir
  36. 36. Biodiversity best practice : 35 Plant new hedges with mixed native species, keep weeds down with hedgeplant guards ; new reservoir, West Peckham
  37. 37. Biodiversity best practice : 36 Preserve grassy margin next to windbreaks; Adams Well, West Peckham (uncropped bank & nut platt beyond)
  38. 38. Biodiversity best practice : 37 Protect lime avenue by not driving on margins and mulching round trees to conserve moisture; Sheepshed, Mereworth
  39. 39. Biodiversity best practice : 38 Protect newly planted trees with rabbit guards & plant mix of native species; Plum Wood, Mereworth
  40. 40. Biodiversity best practice : 39 Provide wide spaces between tunnels where space allows to allow wildlife movement; Goose Green
  41. 41. Biodiversity best practice : 40 Record wildlife sightings - Julie's picking group found grass snake skin, Mote Field, Peckham Place
  42. 42. Biodiversity best practice : 41 Re-establish wide field margin with tussocky grasses - after removal of hop garden, Bull Farm
  43. 43. Biodiversity best practice : 42 Restore degraded habitats such as pond at Stanfords, Goose Green
  44. 44. Biodiversity best practice : 43 Site nest boxes appropriately; Kiln Field, Mereworth
  45. 45. Biodiversity best practice : 44 Sow native grass species under table tops - White Gates
  46. 46. Biodiversity best practice : 45 Use ICM principles for crop protection - pheromone trap to monitor pest populations; Jubilee 2, Bull Farm
  47. 47. Biodiversity best practice : 46 Where there is space, make field margins wider and do not drive close to hedges; Goose Green
  48. 48. Biodiversity best practice : 47 Widen bridle ways where appropriate; Piggery, West Peckham
  49. 49. Biodiversity best practice : 48 Windbreak management - cut to 4-5m, leaving cones on lateral branches for birds especially yellowhammers; alder windbreak - Seven Acre, West Peckham
  50. 50. Biodiversity best practice : 49 Mark and leave undisturbed any nests within crop - nest in covered strawberry crop at Stanfords, June 09. Fledged June 25 th .
  51. 51. Biodiversity best practice : 50 Mark and leave undisturbed any nests within crop - nest in coir bag in tunneled strawberry crop on table tops at White Gates June 2009.
  52. 52. Biodiversity best practice : 51 Monitor wildlife sightings: fox snoozing amongst raspberry canes, successional tunnels

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