Best time of year to mow Stewardship areas

Hi, i see alot of Cross-Compliance margins, ditches, stewardship plots and margins flailed this time of year to nothing.

massive conflict between a "tidy" farm and an "environmentally sympathetic" farm.

would it not be better leaving these areas uncut right the way through the winter to say late Feb??
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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