BGS Profiting from Red Clover

BGS Profiting from Red Clover

Profiting from Red Clover

Longnor, Shewsbury, Shropshire

Sponsored by:

  • Why we grow red clover - John Downes, host farmer and BGS President
  • Understanding nutrient requirements and availability - George Fisher, BGS project manager
  • Establishing red clover - why it goes wrong and how to get it right - Helen Mathieu, British Seed Houses and BGS Trustee
  • Breeding red clovers for future demands - Athole Marshall, IBERS Aberystwyth 
  • Why making high quality red clover silage needs special care - Dave Davies, Silage Solutions Ltd and consultant to SilAC
  • Field visit to discuss soil structure, ley lifetime expectations, cropping rotations - includes Rhun Fychan from IBERS Aberystwyth talking about his research findings on silage quality, plus a wrapping demo.
  • Optional afternoon tea hosted by John & Chris Downes 

The fee is £20 per person for BGS members and £30 for non-members. To book using a credit or debit card click on the tab below and follow the prompts. The meeting starts at 10am and ends about 3pm.

For the full programme and a printable application form click here.   


Event Date: Wed, 14/09/2011
Event Time: 10am

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