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Traditional management of the orchard floor and other hay meadows 
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Traditional management of the orchard floor and other hay meadows 

The Romanian experience has led to a great deal of reflection on how hay, orchards, amenity grassland, ‘rough grass’ and agricultural set aside is managed in Britain.  The tendency to use rotary mowers and in the agricultural setting mower conditioners, must have an impact on invertebrate life.  In Romania, we were able to experience what is possible with grassland management when it is more sympathetic to biodiversity.  It has been enlightening.

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