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SUPER-G permanent grassland workshop, Morpeth - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Benefits, Opportunities and Challenges of Permanent Pasture

Tuesday 26th February

The SUPER-G project is looking at the benefits of and barriers to sustainbale permanent grassland. 

Minerals from Grassland, SIP Workshop - Monday, February 4, 2019

Rothamsted Research, in conjunction with the UNiversities of Bangor and Nottingham and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, are holding a workshop on minerals from grassland at Rothamstad on Friday 22nd February. The workshop is supprted by Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP) funding.

The workshop aims to discuss the latest findings around pasture uptake and availability of minerals to grazing livestock. Those with an Interest in the topic area are invited to join the workshop to discuss the issues, identify gaps and plan a way forward

Questionnaire - reducing P losses from dairy enterprises - Monday, February 4, 2019

Project: Identifying barriers to & facilitators for reducing phosphorus losses from UK dairy farms

The University of Reading, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, is running a
project aiming at investigating the potential to reduce phosphorus (P) losses from dairy farms, with
consequent benefits for the environment and reduction of feeding costs. This project is a PhD
studentship funded by AHDB Dairy.

Phosphorus loss is an important environmental issue: when manure rich in P is applied to land

Online course - Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability - Monday, February 4, 2019

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

11 Feb 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

Rothamsted Research are again running a massive, open, online course (MOOC) during the months of February and March.

Achim Dobermann, CEO of Rothamsted Research, invites you to help them achieve a huge enrolment of people from all over the world in their MOOC entitled Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, which wi

Stapledon Memorial Trust Innovation Fellowship - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stapledon Memorial Trust Innovation Fellowships - first 2019 application window

Alongside the Travelling Fellowships aimed at those working in academic areas, the Stapledon Memorial Trust also offers an  Innovation Felllowship, which is ideal for trade specialists wishing to epxlore a topic in more depth, as well as a vacation bursary for undergraduates.

Awards for the Innovation Fellowship are considered quarterly, with applications invited by the end of November, February, May and August each year.

New Knowledge Exchange Coordinator - Monday, January 7, 2019

Sandra Pattinson has joined us as our Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, and will be working three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).

Sandra was brought up on a family dairy farm in Cumbria and has a background in research and lecturing, initially at SAC (now SRUC) but latterly at Harper Adams University where she also managed the University’s teaching and research sheep flock.

Winter Meeting - managing soil structure and organic matter - Friday, December 21, 2018

Save the date!

BGS Winter Meeting, 19 March 2019, organised in collaboration with the British Society of Soil Science

Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter

Venue: Arden Hotel near the NEC in Birmingham.

Richard Rogers wins BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018

Dairy farmer Richard Rogers of Tre Ifan Farm in Anglesey has won the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year competition for 2018.

Defra guidance on temporary adjustments to Stewardship - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Defra guidance for temporary adjustments to stewardship in place

Scheme launched to reduce ammonia emissions from farming - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018).

Farming is responsible for 88 percent of all UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other pollutants to form particulates, which are harmful to human health.

The partnership between Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England will support farmers to take action to reduce harmful ammonia emissions.


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