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Field in the sun
DEFRA Open consultation - The future for food, farming and the environment

Leaving the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy will give England the chance for reform. DEFRA want to know your thoughts on the future of agricultural policy in England.

DEFRA Open consultation - The future for food, farming and the environment

Leaving the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy will give England the chance for reform. DEFRA want to know your thoughts on the future of agricultural policy in England.

Sean and Mandy with Writtle University College
Lantra lays down its roots

To celebrate National Tree Week, Lantra employees embarked on a mini tour to plant trees in the Midlands and the South East of England.

Lantra lays down its roots

To celebrate National Tree Week, Lantra employees embarked on a mini tour to plant trees in the Midlands and the South East of England.

Leaf
Reduce Anticoagulant Use – While We Still Can by Richard Strand

The introduction of anticoagulant rodenticides some 60 years ago made rodent control easy. We no longer needed meticulous pre-baiting because the new products were sufficiently slow-acting that rats and mice did not associate being poisoned with eating the bait.

Reduce Anticoagulant Use – While We Still Can by Richard Strand

The introduction of anticoagulant rodenticides some 60 years ago made rodent control easy. We no longer needed meticulous pre-baiting because the new products were sufficiently slow-acting that rats and mice did not associate being poisoned with eating the bait.

Autumn Trees
Trees: How do you Value the Invaluable? by Mark Chester

The trees around us, in the landscape, are often a feature we value and appreciate. When they are lost, what replaces can seem inadequate. So, how do we value what is perceived as being invaluable?

Trees: How do you Value the Invaluable? by Mark Chester

The trees around us, in the landscape, are often a feature we value and appreciate. When they are lost, what replaces can seem inadequate. So, how do we value what is perceived as being invaluable?

Soil
Getting to the Root of It by Malcolm Smith

In a study published in 2014, Dr Jill Edmondson and colleagues at Sheffield University found that soils under Britain’s garden allotments were significantly healthier than soils which are intensively farmed.

Getting to the Root of It by Malcolm Smith

In a study published in 2014, Dr Jill Edmondson and colleagues at Sheffield University found that soils under Britain’s garden allotments were significantly healthier than soils which are intensively farmed.

Sky view of tress
Boel Hammarstrand

In early September, the small Warwickshire village of Monks Kirkby became host to an energetic group of female arborists. The Female Climbing Weekend saw 30 arborists from across the UK congregate in the village to demonstrate their skills in the art of tree climbing.

Boel Hammarstrand

In early September, the small Warwickshire village of Monks Kirkby became host to an energetic group of female arborists. The Female Climbing Weekend saw 30 arborists from across the UK congregate in the village to demonstrate their skills in the art of tree climbing.

Think like a rat
Think Like a Rat... by Richard Strand

Rats and mice: Two species linked together, at least verbally, almost as intimately as ‘toast and butter’ or ‘cup and saucer’. Rats and mice, in their behaviour, are as different as ‘chalk and cheese’.

Think Like a Rat... by Richard Strand

Rats and mice: Two species linked together, at least verbally, almost as intimately as ‘toast and butter’ or ‘cup and saucer’. Rats and mice, in their behaviour, are as different as ‘chalk and cheese’.

Bluebells
In the Spotlight…Lizzy Marsh

Lizzy Marsh is just starting her career within the forestry and arboriculture industry and aspires to qualify as a Lantra Awards instructor.

In the Spotlight…Lizzy Marsh

Lizzy Marsh is just starting her career within the forestry and arboriculture industry and aspires to qualify as a Lantra Awards instructor.

Dawn in the Dehesa
Dawn in the Dehesa by Malcolm Smith

This dehesa landscape is far from natural. Man-made when the forests were thinned centuries back to leave the best trees and provide shade from the summer sun, it remains a living landscape worked by farmers.

Dawn in the Dehesa by Malcolm Smith

This dehesa landscape is far from natural. Man-made when the forests were thinned centuries back to leave the best trees and provide shade from the summer sun, it remains a living landscape worked by farmers.

Sheep on a farm
Ploughing a New Furrow by Dr Malcolm Smith

Brexit heralds enormous change for farmers; a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new farming policy, one that begins to repair the enormous damage that CAP-funded farming has done to wildlife across Britain.

Ploughing a New Furrow by Dr Malcolm Smith

Brexit heralds enormous change for farmers; a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new farming policy, one that begins to repair the enormous damage that CAP-funded farming has done to wildlife across Britain.