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Recommended List of Grass and Clover 2012 - Monday, August 20, 2012

BGS supports the publication of recommended grass and clover variety information to farmers in the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) booklet. To ensure the scheme continues British Grassland Society, British Society of Plant Breeders and NIAB-TAG are continuing to promote the value of tested and recommended grass and clover varieties to producers. The scheme is also supported by Dairy Co, EBLEX and HCC.

IBERS launch new FarmGRAZE mobile grazing app - Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Grassland Development Centre at IBERS, Aberystwyth University have developed a new mobile phone application called FarmGRAZE. The app has been launched to help livestock producers improve grass efficiency and cut costs by calculating grazing availability.

Using the app allows producers to input field information by measuring the sward height in either cm's or kgDM/ha. Producers can then specify stock class, grazing systems and supplementary feed to accurately calculate grazing wedges and averages.

BGS Silage workshop funding available through RDPE - Thursday, August 16, 2012

BGS & SilAC Silage Special Interest Day, Wiltshire 11th September

The BGS and SilAC Big Bale Silage special interest day taking place in Wiltshire on September 11th has been made eligible for funding through the RDPE Skills Programme. This means that farmers living in England with a valid holding number can claim back 50% of the cost of attending the event.

Nutrient Wise Demonstrations Autumn Programme - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

As the Nutrient Wise Demonstration series is coming into its final year, this season we have decided to set up demonstration plots around the South West to look at specific questions that have been raised at events held at the main demonstration site in Devon over the past 3 years. 

Events are being planned for the Autumn / Winter of 2012.  All events are FREE to attend and are in the most part practical farm based workshops. 

BGS & SilAC to host baled silage workshop in September - Thursday, July 26, 2012

BGS Silage Special Interest Day, September 11th, Wiltshire

BGS and the Silage Advisory Centre (SilAC) are joining forces to discuss how to make the most of big bale silage, on September 11th in Wiltshire.

 Results from the National Baled Silage Farm Survey conducted by SilAC found wide variation in practice and success across the UK.

PhD Studentship at SAC - Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Managing the impact of grassland on nitrous oxide emissions through improved understanding of soil microbial communities

Making the best of your grazing and soil management - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Making the best of your grazing and soil management - EBLEX

BGS on Facebook and Twitter - Monday, July 16, 2012

Don't forget that you can now follow BGS on Facebook and Twitter, bringing you more up-to-date information on activities at BGS and within the wider community, of all things grass and forage related.

Last chance to enter National Grassland Management Competition - Thursday, June 7, 2012

The deadline date for local grassland societies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to enter a candidate into the regional round of the National Grassland Management Competition is tomorrow, Friday 8th June.

International Grassland Congress 2013 - Tuesday, June 5, 2012

International Grassland Congress,Sydney 15-19 September 2013

This is the last chance for authors to submit their abastracts if you wish to be considered for an oral presentation at IGC 2013.

Please visit the link below for more information:

More information on IGC2013 will be posted on the BGS website over the next few months.


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