Intensive farming is the main cause of insect decline in our environment due to the heavy use of pesticides. On the flip side of this, organic farming actively encourages wildlife and recognises that pollinators are globally important for the growth of commercial crops. The strict measures that the Soil Association have in place mean that organic farms do not use any chemicals whatsoever. This resulta in organic farms having around 50% more bees, birds and other pollinators that non-organic farms, with on average 30% more species present.
On our Ffosyficer Farm, home of Daioni Organic, we also encourage biodiversity through the Glastir Advanced conservation scheme. This scheme sets out rules and guidance to help preserve natural habitats for wildlife, such as hedgerows. We are only allowed to trim our hedgerows from September to March, and they must be maintained to a minimum height allowing the breeding seasons of our native birds to remain uninterrupted.
With over 40 miles of hedgerows on our farm, equivalent to the length of over 700 football pitches, we love to see our hedgerows bursting with life!
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