Biodiversity impacts of herbal leys

From: Clare Wimperis, St David's

Organic farms converted after conventional practices are a feature of the St David's area of west Wales, however this has not necessarily meant that grazing plants and biodiversity have followed. Clare is looking to set up a project on the impacts of reintroducing herbal leys and diverse swards to her area. She would like to do a 3 year trial to investigate the before and after effects of soil health and biodiversity (including microbiology, birds, butterflies, bees, insects and others). What can happen during the process of putting back biodiversity?

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