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Protect silage bales from rats - Thursday, July 8, 2010

Baiting the lower layers of round bale silage stacks is the best way to protect them from rat attack, according to Dr Jonathan Wade, technical director for UK rodenticide manufacturer PelGar International.

"When stocks are short it is even more important to protect the quality and quantity of silage that has been made, so keeping rats out of stacks becomes an even greater priority."

BGS Nutrient Wise Demos visits - Friday, June 25, 2010

This week BGS and the Creedy Associates team hosted 64 visitors at the BGS Nutrient Wise Demos site in Devon (with our desired 15-25 people in each group to allow everyone to be involved in discussions). The visitors were able to see demo plots on manure application methods and introduction of clover into existing swards.

New legume research report - Monday, June 21, 2010

A report on the ongoing research into the 'Accumulation and recovery of nitrogen in mixed farming systems' is now available in the Forage Legume Group page.

BGS Lucerne & Red Clover Day - Friday, June 18, 2010

BGS Forage Legume Meeting on Lucerne and Red Clover (held on the 16th June)

In one short sentence, Wil Armitage summed up what a fantastic crop lucerne is at the BGS Lucerne and Red Clover Farm Walk, attended by more than 40 people, at his Leicestershire dairy farm. "Lucerne gave me the confidence to go organic."

New Fertiliser Manual (RB209) now available from Defra - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The long-awaited 8th Edition of the Fertilser Manual - known as RB209 is now available to download from  Printed versions can be ordered but are not yet available.

GAP photographic competition - Friday, June 11, 2010

Our friends at The Grazing Advice Partnership (GAP) are holding a free-to-enter photographic competition aimed at celebrating the role that native breeds of farm livestock play in conserving our natural environment, landscape and cultural history. Closing date for entries July 30th 2010.

Competition seeks worst weed problems - Monday, June 7, 2010

Weedy grass fields are often an embarrassment, but Dow AgroSciences' photo competition means five producers could snap up expert advice and free weed control this spring, if they have the 'worst weeds' in the UK.

Grassland farmers are being encouraged to email up to three photographs of their weed infestations to by midnight Friday 19 June 2010.

BGS AGM 2010 July 4th Edinburgh - Friday, June 4, 2010

The SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the British Grassland Society will be held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on Sunday 4th July, 2010, at 7pm.


1. Minutes of the Sixty-fifth Annual General Meeting held at Greenmount Campus, Belfast on 29th June 2009 

2. Matters arising

Teagasc Grass Breeding Survey - Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On the 14th and 15th of October this year Teagasc will hold an International grassland conference in Cork, Ireland. 

The conference will focus on livestock production requirements from perennial ryegrass as a feed source in temperate climates. This conference provides a unique platform for all stakeholders to participate in strengthening progress in the grassland sector.

New Corporate Member Signs Up - Monday, May 24, 2010

BGS is please to add EBLEX as its latest Corporate Member. EBLEX

If your company is interested in Corporate Membership please contact Lois in the BGS office.


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