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New varieties listed - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The new BarForage catalogue features two new grass varieties and a red clover that have come onto the 2011/12 SAC Recommended Lists.

These - intermediate tetraploid varieties, Seagoe and Braid result from the Barenbrug and AFBI joint breeding programme.

Seagoe boasts top yields for both cutting and grazing, says Barenbrug. "Its grazing yield is the best available on the SAC list and it has an exceptionally long growing season, being one of the top varieties for spring and autumn growth.

HarvestLab analyses forage at harvest - Thursday, November 3, 2011

John Deere's HarvestLab dry matter sensor for self-propelled forage harvesters is now able to analyse a range of crop constituents including sugars, starch, protein and crude fibre content, quickly and accurately while on the move, says the company.

The answers to your soil and fertiliser questions - Friday, October 28, 2011

The British Grassland Society was recently commissioned by Morrisons to develop a uniquely-styled report that provides answers to questions on soils and fertilisers, which were asked by its dairy farmer suppliers.

BGS seeks Technical Project Manager - Monday, October 17, 2011

The British Grassland Society is a rapidly developing organisation with many activities which facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice among farmers, livestock and forage experts and scientists. As part of this development, we are recruiting for a Technical Project Manager, for which a salary of up to £40,000 is available.

Improved Grassland Management - new edition - Monday, October 17, 2011

Improved Grassland Management - New edition - by John Frame and Scott Laidlaw 

This new, fully updated and revised edition of Improved Grassland Management covers all aspects of grassland management and is of particular relevance to the UK and the Republic of Ireland, although the principles discussed apply to all temperate grassland zones.

Nutrient management help offered - Friday, October 14, 2011

Yhe industry consortium set up to help farmers with their nutrient planning, Tried & Tested, has launched two new documents to aid nutrient management.

BGS 10th Research Conference Proceedings - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Proceedings of the latest BGS Research Conference, held in Belfast in September 2011, include 69 papers on topics from golf ball grazing to assessment of NIR technology. A limited number of printed copies are available or it can be provided in CD format - please state which is prefered in the special instructions box just before confirming payment.

NOTE: Full BGS members can access these proceedings FREE using their members login and then the BGS Conference Proceedings tab will appear among the Publications drop downs from the grey buttons above.

Balancing grass production and animal health - Thursday, September 29, 2011

A free 20 page guide from K+S UK & Eire, which takes into account new RB 209 recommendations, is now available to help balance grass productivity with animal health.

According to the company's technical manager, Jerry McHoul, UK fertiliser use surveys suggest that a large number of farmers are failing to adequately meet grassland needs. "It appears as if almost half of those managing grassland for stock, for example, don't apply sufficient potash for maximum yield with the result that soil reserves are being depleted," he says. 

BGS Award presented to IBERS plant breeders - Friday, September 23, 2011

The work of the IBERS plant breeders at Aberystwyth University has been recognised with the presentation of the British Grassland Society Innovation Award for the development of high water soluble carbohydrate or what farmers know as 'high sugar' varieties.

Red Clover Day Presentations - Monday, September 19, 2011

BGS President, John Downes and family hosted the BGS special interest day, Profiting from Red Clover on September 14th.

The event was sponsored by SilAC

Click on the links below for speaker's presentation slides

Nutrients - George Fisher


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