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Project Update (May 2020)

It has been almost six months since our last newsletter, and lots has been happening, so we thought you might like a quick run-down on our latest progress. View the project update presentation here or read on for a quick summary of key findings so far: Hedgerow and tree planting on dairy farms is unlikely to affect establishment or national spread following an incursion of bluetongue disease The majority of Nestle farms had high levels of liver fluke, but farms that had fenced watercourses as part of the Nestle scheme contained fewer infected snails that could act as vectors for liver fluke Nuisance and biting dipteran fly species and numbers associated with a range of ages of hedgerows will