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Seed sources for grassland restoration and re-creation in Environmental stewardship (TIN038)

Guidance on how to select the most appropriate seed source for grassland restoration and re-creation in specific sites and situations.

Year of Publication2008

Wildflower and grass seed is used widely in agri-environment schemes for enhancing existing species-poor grassland or for creating new species-rich grassland, field margins and beetle banks. Seed can come from a variety of sources, from natural regeneration from the seedbank to the addition of complex commercial seed mixtures. This note (Edition 1) provides guidance on how to select the most appropriate source for specific sites and situations.

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Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.

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