I studied Geography (actually called Geographical Sciences) at Coventry University from 1993 until 1997. This website was built to publish my final year project. I discovered the ancient Word document on an old floppy disk so decided to save it from permanent deletion. There are / were just two physical copies of this project printed originally.
This report has not yet been formatted for easy web reading. Plates are missing, but will be added shortly. The appendix is also missing.
The Set-aside scheme was abolished by the EC in 2008, however, this project is still very relevant today. Here we can learn how allowing arable land to return to nature for a few years can quickly improve soil composition and biodiversity.