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IGC13 poster papers submission extended - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising grassland to sustain our communities

Sydney, Australia. 15th-19th September 2013

Please note submission for oral presentations is now closed. However submissions for a poster presentation (ie. a non-speaking position) have been extended from 30th November 2012 to 31st March 2013. Successful applicants will be notified via email by May 2013.

Act now to maintain productive grassland next year - Monday, September 17, 2012

According to David Long, research and development manager for Barenbrug, the 'catch me when you can' forage harvesting season we've experienced has resulted in considerable damage to many fields. To avoid causing numerous problems next season damage must be recrified now.

"Many grass fields have suffered severely from the very wet summer. When foraging was possible many fields were cut up and severely tracked. The wet conditions also lef to many grazing fields being severely poached and rutted.

National Grassland Management Competition winner announced - Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grassland Management title returns to Wales

Sheep farmer Neil Perkins of Dinas Island Farm, Pembrokeshire has won the National Grassland Management Competition for 2012, run by the British Grassland Society and supported by DLF-Trifolium and GrowHow UK.

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


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