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BGS Research Conferences 1-8 now available on a single CD - Monday, February 23, 2009

Our Solution to bowing bookshelves... .. A CD containing all the papers presented at the Research Conferences 1-8 (1988 - 2006) is now available to buy in the BGS Bookshop.

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Jan Crichton Travel Bursary Report - Wednesday, February 18, 2009

By Mair Morgan, ADAS

Thanks to the support of the British Grassland Societies 'Jan Crichton Travel Bursary' fund I travelled to the 22nd European Grassland Federation general meeting held in Uppsala, Sweden in June 2008. The theme of the meeting was Biodiversity and Animal Feed - Future challenges for grassland production. This provided the opportunity to see what research is being carried out across Europe and further afield.

New fodder beet variety’s rhizomania resistance will protect yields, - Thursday, February 12, 2009

In areas where rhizomania is a problem for beet crops, livestock farmers can grow a fodder beet variety which is resistant to the disease and its yield-stunting effects, with the introduction of Ribondo, says Limagrain UK (formerly Advanta Seeds).


The 22nd General Meeting of EGF, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2008

By Gordon Tiley

The 22nd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation was held at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala in association with the Swedish Grassland Society and included an address by the King of Sweden - himself a keen farmer

The meeting was attended by more than 460 participants from 41 countries, with a programme of 60 oral and 300 post papers contained in 5 main sections:

No need to be afraid of manure - Monday, January 19, 2009

Following concerns over use of manure produced by animals eating crops treated with aminopyralid for weed control on sensitive vegetable crops, Dow AgroSciences has launched a website with advice for farmers, contractors and allotment keepers at   Dow AgroSciences reminds us that there is no concern for human health and that all herbicide users must read product labels. Aminopyralid containing products include Forefront, Pharoah and Banish.

Glasnant Morgan wins the FWAG Cymru-National Grid Silver Lapwing Farm Conservation competition 2008! - Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The FWAG Cymru-National Grid Silver Lapwing Farm Conservation competition for 2008 was won by Glasnant Morgan of Pwllrhwyaid, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon. This weeks Welsh Farmer reported that the way the Morgan family run the farm enterprise at Pwllrhwyaid epitomises the ethos of the competition - a high standard of commercial farming alongside sensitive environmental management.

Beating Fertiliser Price Rises Report - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Charlie Morgan, IBERS impressed BGS and local grassland society members at talks in Shropshire and Monmouthshire last Thursday, 20th November. Over 80 people at the two events heard how they could lower input costs without compromising output by improving nutrient efficiency.  

The target areas covered by Charlie included soil chemical and physical status, strategic and targeted use of P, K and sulphur, correct management and choice of quality swards, greater dependence on legumes, better use of manures and crops with lower nutrient demand in an effective rotation.  

Future Scenarios for Grassland Management CALL FOR PAPERS - Thursday, November 13, 2008

Future Scenarios for Grassland Management CALL FOR PAPERS

Important info for users of aminopyralid weed sprays - Friday, November 7, 2008

Grassland herbicide manufacturer Dow AgroSciences is running an information campaign this winter to ensure manure from animals fed forage treated with products based on aminopyralid, is used on ground destined for 'safe' crops such as grass, cereals and maize.  

"Since being launched in 2006, products such as Forefront, Pharaoh and more recently Banish, have proved extremely effective in controlling difficult weeds such as docks, ragwort and thistles," says Robin Bentley, Dow AgroSciences marketing specialist for grassland products.  

New Raymond Jones Trophy presented - Monday, October 27, 2008

A new trophy in memory of Raymond Jones was presented to the winner of the Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies' Big Sale Silage Competition, John Thomas of the North Pembrokeshire Grassland Society, last week, following the FWGS AGM.

Raymond was a key communicator of the benefits of big bale silage in Wales and played a big part in the uptake of their use.


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