Assessment of Biodiversity in the Context of the ‘Greening’ Requirements of Farms Located in Natura 2000 Dąbrowy Krotoszyńskie (PLH300002) and Its Adjacent Zone
Jerzy M. Kupiec
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Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Poznań University of Life Sciences,
Piątkowska 94 C, 60-649 Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2014-11-05
Final revision date: 2014-12-04
Acceptance date: 2014-12-11
Publication date: 2015-05-20
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(3):1103–1110
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the species diversity of crops and livestock in chosen farms located in a Natura 2000 area, in terms of the variety of agricultural production and land. Seventy-five farms with an average size of 37.8 ha were chosen to be included in the study, all of which are involved in the production of crops and livestock. The diversity of the agricultural land in the group of 75 farms was low and was mainly dominated by arable land. The range of crops cultivated by farmers was quite narrow and did not exceed 13 species. On average, there were seven crop species on each farm plus a total of nine species of animals, on average two species per farm, of which the most common were cattle and pigs. Animals other than cattle and pigs accounted for only 1.3% of the total.