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Crop production: Add compost to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 8 Crop production: Add compost to the soil Synopsis Link

Crop production: Add manure to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Crop production: Add manure to the soil Synopsis Link

Crop production: Add sewage sludge to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Crop production: Add sewage sludge to the soil Synopsis Link

Crop production: Add slurry to the soil

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Beneficial 6 Crop production: Add slurry to the soil Synopsis Link

Crop production: Grow cover crops in arable fields

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 25 Crop production: Grow cover crops in arable fields Synopsis Link

Crop production: Plant flowers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Crop production: Plant flowers Synopsis Link

Crop production: Plant hedgerows

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Crop production: Plant hedgerows Synopsis Link

Crop production: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 14 Crop production: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards Synopsis Link

Crop production: Use crop rotations

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Crop production: Use crop rotations Synopsis Link

Crop production: Use no tillage in arable fields

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 23 Crop production: Use no tillage in arable fields Synopsis Link

Crop production: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 15 Crop production: Use no tillage instead of reduced tillage Synopsis Link

Crop production: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 11 Crop production: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic Synopsis Link

Crop production: Use reduced tillage in arable fields

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 26 Crop production: Use reduced tillage in arable fields Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Add compost to the soil

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Other biodiversity: Add compost to the soil Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Add manure to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Other biodiversity: Add manure to the soil Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Add sewage sludge to the soil

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Other biodiversity: Add sewage sludge to the soil Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Exclude grazers

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 45 Other biodiversity: Exclude grazers Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Plant flowers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Other biodiversity: Plant flowers Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Plant hedgerows

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Other biodiversity: Plant hedgerows Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 3 Other biodiversity: Plant or maintain ground cover in orchards or vineyards Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Restore habitat along watercourses

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Likely to be beneficial 24 Other biodiversity: Restore habitat along watercourses Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Use fewer grazers

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 12 Other biodiversity: Use fewer grazers Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 18 Other biodiversity: Use grazers to manage vegetation Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Other biodiversity: Use organic fertilizer instead of inorganic Synopsis Link

Other biodiversity: Use rotational grazing

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Other biodiversity: Use rotational grazing Synopsis Link
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Mediterranean Farmland

Mediterranean Farmland - Published 2017

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