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Sward enhancement: selection of suitable sites (TIN061)

A Technical Information Note that outlines how to select the most suitable sites for sward enhancement, aiming to increase the botanical diversity (mainly the wildflower component) of species-poor grassland.

Year of Publication2009

Sward enhancement can be a very difficult process. There have been many failed attempts and there is no guarantee of success. It can be expensive and the first step to success is to only try and enhance the sward on sites with the right characteristics.This Technical Information Note provides a key to help assess a site’s potential for enhancement.

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species enrichmentwildflowersmeadowcampaign for the farmed environmentgrassland
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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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