Recommended Lists 2017/18 Released

Recommended Lists 2017/18 Released

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The latest and updated Reccomended Grass and Clover Lists for Engalnd and Wales have been relaesed today (24th May), being launched at the first day of Grassland and Muck, the two-day show held at Stoneleigh, 24th and 25th May.

Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017-18 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists .

The lists are available in a number of formats, including Farmer hand book, Mercahnt guides and intercative tables in the form of searchable excel worksheets.

To download the new and updated lists for 2017/18, click here.

What are the Recommended Lists?


The England and Wales Recommended Grass and Clover Lists are drawn up after rigorous and independent testing for attributes such as yield, feed quality, disease, persistence and seasonal growth patterns. The trials are carried out by NIAB TAG and evaluated by a panel of  experts.


Very few varieties are good enough to make it on to the recommendation list so if you select from it you really are getting the best on offer. The list provides detailed information on the characteristics and performance of each variety, such as seasonal yields, quality and heading dates.




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