Environment

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Our Environment Considerations

There is a large solar panel array on the packhouse which makes a considerable reduction in our energy consumption Very large numbers of natural predatory insects are released each season to control pests on the plants, many of which can survive between seasons on the extensive hedgerows and tree planting on the farm. these give shelter to many types of insect life including natural pollinators, which are supplemented by introducing bumble bees for pollination of early crops, Areas of the farm not being used for fruit production have either other arable crops or specific plant mixes to encourage wildlife such as butterflies and other beneficial invertebrates or to attract wild birds to the farm. The entire farm is watered by trickle irrigation which reduces by around 50% the amount of water needed and greatly reduces the amount of energy required.