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Mon, 03 Jul



Pollinators and Predators

How can we encourage pollinators and natural predators in order to reduce pests and increase production? Understand the role of these insects and learn ways to manage and maintain habitats for these unsung heroes.

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Pollinators and Predators
Pollinators and Predators

Time & Location

03 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Join us for this one day course to find out how to attract beneficial insects.  Understand pollinators and predators and their roles, and learn ways to manage and maintain habitats for insects.  The day will include a farm walk to see our arable, grassland and horticultural habitats.

The course will be delivered by The Cotswold Seeds team, Dr Richard Binks and Marek Nowakowski.

Dr Richard H Binks

Richard trained as an applied biologist and has spent over 25 years working as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) specialist and entomologist in horticulture and agriculture. This included working with ADAS as an entomologist and crop advisor. Richard is the Managing Director of FreshTec, an Agrotec consultancy business based near Cambridge in the UK. Richard works with international companies that support farmers and growers including Koppert Biological Systems (UK) Ltd where he works with horticultural businesses, helping growers manage and develop bespoke IPM systems. Richard also works with a range of businesses involved in the food chain including fresh produce businesses that supply food retailers.

Marek Nowakowski

From childhood Marek has had a passion for both wildlife and farming.  Since 1970 he has worked in agriculture as an agronomist and research scientist.  In 1998 he helped set up the Wildlife Farming Company, dedicated to improving farmland habitats through research, practical experience and training. During his career he has worked with government, research, policy and commercial organisations.  He has demonstrated that wildlife can coexist with modern, profitable agriculture and has communicated this widely on television and radio.

This course is designed for famers, growers, advisors and students.

Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.

This is a full-day course running from 10am to 4.30pm.

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events.

FarmED Bursary

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.

GREAT Farmers

As part of the GREAT project (see we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.

North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster

We can offer subsidised places to members of the North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (  To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.


  • Supporter Ticket

    Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.

    Tax: VAT included
  • Standard Ticket

    Our recommended price that covers our costs

    Tax: VAT included
  • Supported Ticket

    Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.

    Tax: VAT included
  • GREAT Project Participant

    Subsidised by the GREAT project for existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers with a Gloucestershire postcode.

    Tax: VAT included
  • NECFC Member

    North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (for members of our local cluster group)

    Tax: VAT included



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