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Herbal leys webinar - view the recording - Friday, July 24, 2020

Herbal leys: delivering livestock performance and environmental improvements. 

If you were unable to attend the Herbal Leys webinar on Wednesday 22 July, you can now view the recording.

Click here to view in YouTube.

Herbal leys webinar - Saturday, July 11, 2020

BGS/AHDB Herbal Leys Webinar
Wednesday 22 July 2020
7.00 - 8.00 pm
Herbal leys - delivering livestock performance and environmental improvements.

In association with AHDB, this free webinar will involve a panel discussion featuring a conversation between Paul Muto (Natural England), Professor Chris Reynolds (University of Reading), Sam Lane (Cotswold Seeds) and Rob Richmond (Dairy Farmer).  

Webinar 2 - How can policy facilitate locking C in grasslands? - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

BSAS/ BGS / Stapledon Memorial Trust

How can policy facilitate locking C in grasslands?

WEBINAR
2nd July 2020
18:00 - 19:00 BST

SRUC Sustainable Grassland Research - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

SRUC Sustainable Grasslands Research

Lorna Cole, a researcher at SRUC working on sustainable agricultural systems, has established two online ‘post-it’ boards aimed at seeking ideas on improving the sustainability of intensive grassland systems. 
The following information is from Lorna.

BGS Annual General Meeting 2020 - Friday, June 12, 2020

The British Grassland Society 76th Annual General Meeting

To be held online, 7:00pm BST, Wednesday 1st July 2020

BGS activities have been significantly impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.  The summer meeting, due to be held in Northern Ireland later this month, will now take place next summer.  However, an important element of the summer meeting is the BGS Annual General Meeting.

Speakers announced - Locking in C with Grasslands - Friday, June 12, 2020

BSAS/ BGS / Stapledon Memorial Trust

Locking in C with Grasslands
WEBINAR
25th June 2020
18:00 - 19:00 BST

Webinar - Locking in C with Grasslands - Monday, June 1, 2020

BSAS/ BGS / Stapledon Memorial Trust

Locking in C with Grasslands
WEBINAR
25th June 2020
18:00 - 19:00 BST

New Recommended Grass and Clover Lists - Thursday, May 7, 2020

The latest RGCL, supported by BSPB, AHDB and HCC is now available to download.  Copies can downloaded from our website, but we are currently unable to send out hard copies.

To access the list, click here.

Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition 2020 cancelled - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

We are sorry to announce that we will not be holding the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year competition in 2020.  We are unsure as to when the restrictions on non-essential travel and social distancing will be lifted and we do not want to put unnecessary pressure on our entrants and our local, regional and national judges. 

We would like to thank our sponsors, Germinal, Nufarm and Yara, for their continued support and we look forward to working with them in 2021.  

BGS Summer Meeting 2020 - Postponed - Thursday, March 26, 2020

BGS 2020 Summer Meeting Postponed.

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, BGS and the Northern Ireland Summer Meeting Organising Committee have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the meeting due to take place at the end of June this year until 2021.  We are now planning for the meeting to take place at the end of June 2021, further details will follow as soon as they are confirmed.

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