Press Releases

The challenges of growing quality conservation crops: progress with PARTRIDGE at Balgonie

18 June 2018

Balgonie estate in Fife is one of the ten demonstration sites supported by the EU North Sea Region programme, as part of the PARTRIDGE project.

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PARTRIDGE project attends local nature festival

15 June 2018

Staff from the NSR Interreg PARTRIDGE project were on-hand to inform visitors at a local nature festival in Selborne, East Hampshire, UK on the 28 May.

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NSR Interreg PARTRIDGE partners visit inspiring farmland biodiversity project in Switzerland

15 June 2018

Between 6-8 June, 24 members of the PARTRIDGE project together with farmers from the Netherlands, England and Hungary, travelled to Switzerland to learn about the Swiss agri-environmental scheme and t…

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Beetle banks – why and how to build them for farmland wildlife

23 May 2018

Beetle banks are c. 0.4m high earth banks built across the middle or alongside arable fields. They were invented in England in the early 1980s (a collaboration between GWCT and Southampton University)…

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New PARTRIDGE flower blocks at the Isabellapolder demo site

18 May 2018

Last week, the first new parcels in the Isabellapolder demonstration site were sown with the PARTRIDGE flower mix.

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Successful PARTRIDGE meeting held in Edinburgh

14 May 2018

The fifth partner meeting of the North Sea Region PARTRIDGE project was held last week in Scotland, with the base of operations at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, followed by a trip to Whitbur…

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Dutch demonstration sites visited by groups from Belgium and Limburg

19 April 2018

FREEZING cold temperatures did not stop 16 people from the Interreg project Grenspark Groot Saeftinghe visiting the PARTRIDGE demo site ‘Burgh-Sluis’ in mid-March.

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New hedgerow planted at Scottish PARTRIDGE demonstration site

18 April 2018

Hedgerows are widely recognised as being of vital importance to farmland wildlife, and rightly so. They provide valuable shelter throughout the year, cover for all sorts of wildlife to breed in and an…

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Farmers discuss sowing methods in Belgian pub

13 April 2018

Belgian farmers gather to prepare the sowing of PARTRIDGE flower blocks.

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The importance of PARTRIDGE with the current decline in farmland birds across Europe

10 April 2018

The results from recent bird-monitoring studies carried out by France’s National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and the National Centre for Scientific Research reveal that the country’s bird populat…

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