Task 5 – Invertebrate diversity in different sward types and livestock systems

Task 5 of Multi4More investigates the potential of multispecies swards to enhance soil physical properties and invertebrate populations compared to perennial ryegrass monocultures. Research will be conducted on the impact of different sward types and livestock systems on soil biodiversity, including earthworm and wider soil biological activity, as well as above-ground invertebrate abundance and diversity. With a focus on supporting insectivorous farmland bird species, findings will inform the development of sustainable farming practices.

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