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Organic forage seeds range widens - Thursday, March 18, 2010

Organic seed is now available for a more forage crop varieties from Limagain UK, including Dynamo stubble turnip, Lomond swede and Magnus forage pea, plus a wider range of organic ley mixtures.

"Dynamo is a fast growing palatable stubble turnip ready to graze within 12 - 14 weeks from sowing, with good root anchorage and reduced grazing wastage," says Limagrain's Martin Titley.

Need an NVZ grassland derogation? - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eligible farms are reminded that they have until 31 March 2010 to apply for an NVZ grassland derogation against the 170kg on-farm livestock manure nitrogen (N) limit per hectare per year.

For details call the NVZ helpline on 0845 345 1302, or if registered for online submissions you can apply at


Improving grazing in Monmouthshire - Thursday, March 11, 2010

Improve Grazing Management is the theme for two successive meetings of the Monmouthshire Grassland Society

At a meeting held at Alice Springs Golf Club on February 18th, Genus ABS grassland systems specialist, Justin Rees, gave members some sound advice on ways in which they could get more out of grazed grass. 

New Herbicide for Fodder Beet - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A herbicide designed to help fodder beet growers simplify the often-complex process of weed control is being launched for 2010 by United Phosphorous.

Triology is for post-emergence use soon after weeds germinate and works by targeting weeds with three different active ingredients, says the company's UK sales manager Richard Allen. "It also treats weeds with a robust overall dose of active ingredient, yet its specially-developed formulation shows a high degree of safety to the crop.

Options for Early Dock Control - Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tackling docks can begin from late March in many grass leys destined for silage and will protect silage yields and quality, says Duncan Connabeer, technical support manager for H L Hutchinson.

"Docks are bad news in grassland as they compete for light, nutrients and moisture," explains Duncan. "Trials have shown that a 10% infestation of docks will cause 10% loss of grass; equivalent to one trailer load of silage in 10.

New Silage Baling Machinery for 2010 - Monday, March 8, 2010

Round bale wrappers added to product range

New Lely Attis trailed round bale wrappers have been added to the range for 2010, says Lely UK.

The Lely Attis  PT 130 wrapper is the simplest model in the new trailed range and has been developed for small and medium sized farms who want to wrap their bales at a modest price, says the company. And for high volume farmers and contractors who will appreciate the rugged construction and its ability to cope with different bale diameter sizes with easy adjustments there is the Lely Attis PS 160, it adds.

EGF Offers Scientists Master Classes - Thursday, February 25, 2010

Attached to the EGF2010 General Meeting (August 29th to September 2nd, Kiel, Germany) Master Classes are being offered for young scientists, prior to the conference. 

The deadline for the application for a Master Class is March 15, 2010.

Three courses are available:

   1. Stable Isotopes in Grassland Science by Dr Hans Schnyder


   2. Experimentation in Biodiversity Studies by Dr. John Conolly

The Hurley and North Wyke Story - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Hurley and North Wyke Story: 60 years of Grassland Research 1949-2009

Editors: Roger Wilkins, Steve Jarvis and Martin Blackwell.

IBERS set to lose 70 staff - Tuesday, February 9, 2010

IBERS, previously IGER and now part of the University of Aberystwyth, has announced that it intends to reduce staffing levels due to a funding deficit.

See the announcement via this link

Managing Woodchip Pads - Monday, February 8, 2010

On Wednesday 3rd February farmers from as far a field as Wiltshire visited Lower Porthamel Farm Talgarth, by kind permission of Joel Durrell for an HCC Open Day on Woodchip Pads.

Click here for a report from the event:  

Two further woodchip pad open days have been arranged by ADAS and EBLEX:


For information please contact Lynfa Davies on 01970 625050 or email



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