Increasing wild pollinators on farmland – a low cost approach
12 Jun 2019
Pollinators contribute around £690 million a year to the UK economy. Declines in many species are continuing despite the work of farmers and land managers and more action is needed to prevent further losses. Are we doing enough to support our insect pollinators and is there more that could be done at a basic level to ensure their key requirements for food, nesting and overwintering sites are met? Sarah will talk about the work she has been doing with Lincolnshire farmers to explore this idea and develop an approach to support wild pollinators on farmland which is low cost both in terms of initial outlay but also ongoing management. Funding from Defra through the National Pollinator Strategy has helped support the project.