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Early Bird Registration extended to 16th March for the 27th EGF General Meeting - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early Bird registration has been extended to the 16th of March for the European Grassland Federation General Meeting 2018

DowDuPont to become Corteva Agriscience - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

DowDuPont, one of our corporate members, today announced the new brand name Corteva Agriscience.

"Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our business.

We have announced that Corteva Agriscience™ is the new brand name for the intended standalone Agriculture company which will be created from the agriculture division of DowDuPont™.

Free CFE events to help you “Make the most of your manures” - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is holding free workshops for grassland farmers this March to discuss how reducing ammonia emissions can also benefit farm businesses. Using nutrients managing slurry and manures effectively can help you secure the best performance from your crops, grass and livestock and could save you money on bought-in fertiliser costs. It is also a vital step in reducing water and air pollution, helping you to meet various cross-compliance and other regulatory requirements.

RDPE Countryside Grants - Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are ‘Countryside Stewardship’ and ‘Countryside Productivity’ grants now open to receive applications.

Countryside Stewardship
Three main elements to scheme:
- Mid tier
- Higher tier
- Capital grants

For further information click here, and use the ‘grants finder’ tool to find specific grants, included are:

Sheep Scab – important information for sheep farmers - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) have issued a news brief advising that sheep farmers must take note of recently published evidence* of resistance in sheep scab mites to the 3-ML endectocide products, ensuring they only use these products when necessary and follow company instructions carefully.

 SCOPS, who have been aware of this work, have already held a Stakeholder and expert workshop to look at how we can effectively manage scab in the light of this new information.

PFLA seeks new chairperson - Monday, December 18, 2017

Pasture-Fed Livestock Association seeks new chairman

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), which champions livestock farmers who produce high quality beef, lamb and dairy without feeding any grains to their animals, is seeking a new chairman.

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships - one week left 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 31OCTOBER 2017

RABDF Business and Policy Conference - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The conference will be a business and political event, aimed at influencing and inspiring leading farmers as well as policy and decision makers. The theme is "Scoping the Future of the UK dairy industry post-Brexit". The inaugural conference will be held in conjunction with The Trehane Trust.

Let us know what you think about the summer meeting - Friday, September 15, 2017

We'd love to know what you think about the summer meeting - whether you come along, or whether you don't, we'd love your feedback. We're working hard to make BGS work for our members and associates and given that the summer meeting is one of our biggest events of the year, it's important to know whether it is what you want or not. 

2017 Brian Chambers Award for young researchers - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

After a successful first two years, the International Fertiliser Society is again running the Brian Chambers award.  As in 2016, the scheme allows early career researchers working in either academic or extension organisations to take part.


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