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Establishment Techniques for Hedges: payment for postal survey - BD1007

This study will form part of the programme entitled Conservation and Enhancement of Biodiversity in Farmland Management (coordinated by ITE under BD0211) and will aim to establish the effects (primarily hydrological and agronomic) of water management actions that have been undertaken within specific ESAs. Sites within 2 different ESAs (Somerset Levels and Moors ESA and The Broads ESA) on different soil types where different water management actions have been taken will be identified and the effects of those management actions on soil characteristics will be assessed. Chosen sites will be monitored on a regular basis throughout the project for water table and soil surface status. Soil nutrient status will also be monitored; this information will be required to interpret the results of the agronomic evaluations and the ecological studies being undertaken by ITE in a parallel investigation. The relationship between water management actions and agricultural opportunities and operations will be tested. In collaboration with ITE, the relationships between water management actions, agricultural management and the ecological status of wet grassland will be interpreted. Results of the study will establish the links between water management practices and the ecology and agricultural usage of the sites.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 1997

Cost: £1,914
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Catherine Bickmore Associates
Fields of Study
Environmental Stewardship