Masterclass - Field margins

During this masterclass we explore how to profit form field margins. We will discuss about the functions of field margin strips, the implementation and management of Field margin strips in North West Europe.


  • “Flowering Field Margins for Natural Pest control” by Paul van Rijn (University of Amsterdam)
  • "Flower strips: Sowing & maintenance" by Mathias d'Hooghe (Boerenatuur Vlaanderen).

This masterclass was spoken in English.

What's in that flower strip?

Boerennatuur Vlaanderen organized a webinar about what is in a flower strip (5 parts). This webinar is spoken in Dutch. 

You can find the webinar here:

Masterclass - Benefits of flower margins

In this video's you can see the masterclass on Benefits of flower margins. The masterclass is split in 2 parts. 

  • Part 1: Social cost benefit analysis of flowering field margins, results from the Hoeksche Waard (NL) - Ton de Nijs (RIVM)
  • Part 2: Informed use of flower strips to maximize benefits for productive farming and biodiversity; Promote beneficial insects and reduce pests - Felix Wackers (Biobest)

Webinar - Results of flower strips in the Hoeksche Waard (NL)

This webinar from FABulous Farmers is about how to boost biodiversity in and around your field, resulting in more natural pest control and better soil and water quality. You will discover during this webinar what positive effects field edges have, why fewer plant protection products are needed and how they benefit biodiversity.

This webinar on the the results of the Interreg project NWE FABulous Farmers in the Hoeksche Waard was organised on 22 June 2022 by the University of Amsterdam, Stichting Collectief Hoeksche Waard and Biobest in cooperation with communication agency the Lynx.

Spoken language: Dutch, subtitled: English