Provide refuges during crop harvesting or mowing
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
During crop harvesting and mowing operations, mammals may move into adjacent areas of long grass or crops. If mowing/harvesting occurs from the outside of the field inwards, this behaviour can leave them trapped in the centre of the field and killed as the last patch is harvested. However, if unharvested refuges are left in fields then it is possible that mammals remain in them and survive.