Prairie farming South Downs, Kent circa June 1992. Farmers remove traditional and often ancient hedgerows to create huge open hedges-less fields. This is clearly good for farming giving the farmer a sense of scale. One huge field rather than many small field that are perhaps difficult to manage. However the loss of hedgerows has been identified as a factor in the decline of many plant and animal species traditionally associated with farmland.
Prairie Farming South Downs, Kent. Ecology, Environment UK 1990s
Prairie farming South Downs, Kent circa June 1992. Farmers remove traditional and often ancient hedgerows to create huge open hedges-less fields. This is clearly good for farming giving the farmer a sense of scale. One huge field rather than many small field that are perhaps difficult to manage. However the loss of hedgerows has been identified as a factor in the decline of many plant and animal species traditionally associated with farmland.

Filename: Prairie Farming Kent Grubbed Up Hedges 02HSB-10148287.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 1 Jan 1992
Location: Kent UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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