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The Darnel Project

darnel project

The Species Recovery Trust is committed to halting the loss of some of the rarest species in the UK. One of their projects focuses on darnel (Lolium temulentum), which is listed under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 as a Species of Principal Importance in England, and as a UK Priority Species.

The species is under threat due to modern agricultural practices (introduction of efficient seed cleaning technology and herbicides) in addition to poor seed dormancy.

In this video, the Species Recovery Trust explains more about the Project…