Not only does relying on fewer crops have implications for diet and drought but homogenisation of the landscape in this manner decreases farmland biodiversity and reduces connectivity between quality habitat patches.

Hedgerows are vital dispersal corridors for hedgehogs, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. According to Robinson and Sutherland 2002, since the Second World War, 50% of hedgerows have been removed in Britain. Given the current decline in hedgehogs and many other farmland species there should be greater emphasis on hedgerow restoration on Britain's farmland (and I am not even going to mention the effect of hedgerow removal on flooding!!)