Effect of non-inversion tillage on field usage by UK farmland birds in winter
Many species of wintering farmland birds showed preferences for cereal fields established by non-inversion tillage, rather than ploughing.
Year of Publication2005
In late winter, skylarks, grain-eating passerines and gamebirds occupied a greater proportion of fields established by non-inversion tillage than conventional tillage. As well as conservation of soil and water, non-inversion tillage methods appear to increase the suitability of winter fields for foraging birds.Citation
Cunningham, H ; Bradbury, R B ; Chaney, K ; Wilcox, A 0000-0001-8971-4787 (2005) "Effect of non-inversion tillage on field usage by UK farmland birds in winter"Bird Study 52 (2) pp 173-179
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- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Cereal crops
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Managing land for environmental benefit
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