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BGS vacancy - knowledge exchange coordinator - Thursday, November 8, 2018

BGS vacancy

Knowledge exchange coordinator (part-time, 3 days)

We are seeking a knowledge exchange coordinator to join the small team based in the BGS offices at Reaseheath College, near Nantwich.  

Richard Rogers wins BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018

Dairy farmer Richard Rogers of Tre Ifan Farm in Anglesey has won the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year competition for 2018.

Defra guidance on temporary adjustments to Stewardship - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Defra guidance for temporary adjustments to stewardship in place

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships - six weeks to apply!

Applications are invited for SMT Travelling fellwoships, which are aimed at younger or mid-career scientists looking to travel overseas to develop their studies, or for overseas applicants wishing to study in the UK. 

The closing date for applicaiton for 2018 study is 31 OCTOBER 2018

Scheme launched to reduce ammonia emissions from farming - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018).

Farming is responsible for 88 percent of all UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other pollutants to form particulates, which are harmful to human health.

The partnership between Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England will support farmers to take action to reduce harmful ammonia emissions.

Reseed weed control advice from Corteva agriscience - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Advice from Corteva agriscience:
Keep new-sown leys clear of weeds for maximum grass yields next spring

Get to know your worms in 30 minutes! - Monday, September 17, 2018

Get to know your worms in 30 minutes!

A new survey from Rothamsted Research is asking farers to take part and assess the earthorm population of their soils, taking only 30 moinutes. 

An ambitious six-week programme to map the earthworm population of the UK has begun, building on the success of a pilot study early this year when around 100 farmers volunteered 60 minutes to survey their fields; this time, many more are being asked to give up 30 minutes.

New Agriculture Bill published this week - Friday, September 14, 2018

The Agriculture Bill resulting from the govenrment's "Health and Harmony" consultation earlier this year was published on Wednesday this week (September 12). 

Germinal offer advice on autumn drilling of grass reseeds - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Autumn 2018 offers many dairy farmers more opportunity than usual for late-season establishment of perennial or hybrid ryegrass, with leys drilled in the coming weeks offering the potential to accelerate the rebuilding of depleted forage stocks.

Dairy farmer survey - "Cows eat grass don't they?" project - Friday, August 3, 2018

Opportunity for dairy farmers to take part in survey

Cows eat grass, don’t they?

There has been public controversy in recent years about indoor dairy farming. Research has found that the public are concerned about environmental and welfare implications of a move away from pasture based systems towards more year round housing. However no research has been carried out about farmers’ attitudes towards pasture-based and indoor systems.


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