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We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Create beetle banks

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Unlikely to be beneficial 6 Create beetle banks

Create corn bunting plots

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Create corn bunting plots

Create skylark plots for bird conservation

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Create skylark plots for bird conservation

Increase crop diversity to benefit birds

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Increase crop diversity to benefit birds

Leave overwinter stubbles

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Likely to be beneficial 14 Leave overwinter stubbles

Leave uncropped, cultivated margins or plots, including lapwing and stone curlew plots

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Leave uncropped, cultivated margins or plots, including lapwing and stone curlew plots

Leave unharvested cereal headlands within arable fields

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Leave unharvested cereal headlands within arable fields

Plant cereals in wide-spaced rows

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 1 Plant cereals in wide-spaced rows

Plant more than one crop per field (intercropping)

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Plant more than one crop per field (intercropping)

Plant nettle strips

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Plant nettle strips

Reduce tillage

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Reduce tillage

Revert arable land to permanent grassland

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 5 Revert arable land to permanent grassland

Sow crops in spring rather than autumn

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Likely to be beneficial 3 Sow crops in spring rather than autumn

Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

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Likely to be beneficial 5 Undersow spring cereals, with clover for example

Use ‘mosaic management’

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 2 Use ‘mosaic management’

Use 1% barley in wheat crops for corn buntings

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No evidence found (no assessment) 0 Use 1% barley in wheat crops for corn buntings
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