Manage ditches on farmland
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Intensification of agricultural and other land management can result in loss of ditch biodiversity through activities such as mowing, grazing, and use of fertilizer and pesticides leading to water pollution. These may affect reptile populations. Ditch management practices can vary in terms of the frequency, season and technique used to clean or dredge ditches or may involve the maintenance of erosion control structures.