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

BSAS/ BGS / Stapledon Memorial Trust

Locking in C with Grasslands
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.

Spring Farm Walks postponed - Monday, March 16, 2020

After very careful consideration the decision has been taken to postpone the Spring Farm Walks due to be held on the 21st and 23rd of April.

Research Conference Postponed - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the rapidly changing situation with the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 13th British Grassland Society Research Conference that was due to take place on 26th and 27th M

Grazing Mentors Farm Walk - Monday, January 27, 2020

On Thursday 5th March we will be holding a farm walk at the 300-cow dairy unit of Duncan and Sarah Howie, at Welbatch Farm, Hook-a-Gate near Shrewsbury.  Registration opens at 10.30, and the walk will start at 11.00 am prompt.

Permanent grassland management survey - Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Horizon 2020 SUPER-G project (Sustainable Permanent Grassland Systems - is carrying out a survey to improve understanding of how permanent grassland is managed and perceived by farmers. 

This will help inform the focus for innovation and new agri-environment schemes in the different participating countries, including England and Northern Ireland. 

Grassland Management Learning Tool Workshop - Thursday, January 16, 2020

A project (funded by NERC/SARIC) is developing a Grassland Management Learning Tool and is holding two workshops in February to demonstrate the tool and solicit feedback. The workshops are aimed at consultants, advisers and interested farmers who want to improve grassland management and planning.

Grassland Symposium, Australia - Monday, December 9, 2019

Resilience in the face of change - pastures for the future

The Australian Grassland Association Inc. are holding a pasture focussed symposium from July 6–9 2020 at the University of Western Australia, Perth Australia.


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