Biodiversity with SRC Willowadmin2020-09-30T10:39:18+01:00
Planting the right energy crops, the right way, will allow your farm to do even more for the environment.
One of the key benefits that comes with SRC, SRF and Miscanthus is an increase in biodiversity.
Since SRC/SRF crops aren’t harvested every year, the plantation can offer a semi-long term habitat to numerous creatures and organisms. In fact, we positively encourage our growers to champion this facet of the industry as it runs alongside the CO2 reduction benefits. One way of boosting the impressive biodiversity credentials of energy crops even further is by giving attention to headlands and margins when planning the plantation; ECC can advise you on all aspects of maximising biodiversity with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We see four main areas for celebration here: Insects, Birds, Mammals and Flora. You can read more about each of these below: