Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

NEW Recommended Grass and Clover Lists 2020/21, available

Copies of the new RGCL, supported by BSPB, AHDB and HCC, are available to download below.  Due to the COVID-19 situation BGS staff are currently working from home and are unable to send out hard copies of the lists.

Download the new lists below:

Click on the icons or linked titles in green below to access each version.

You can watch a video about how to use the Recommended Lists here.

Farmer Handbook

This guide has been developed by our grassland experts to not only provide you with information on the varieties that have been trialled in the UK but also technical information on formulating your mix for cutting, grazing, and wet and dry areas.

Merchant Guide 

This book is designed for merchants with more of a focus on the technical information on varieties in the list. 


Interactive spreadsheet 

The interactive spreadsheet is not currently available.

Online database 

For users in England and Wales this online tool means that with just a few ‘clicks’ farmers are now able to select and compare the latest recommended perennial ryegrass varieties, assisting them in selecting varieties to suit their individual farm requirements. This resource is hosted by AHDB Dairy.





BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.