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Farmers pilot new digital mapping service for RPA

Following successful small-scale initial trials, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is now rolling out to 1,000 farmers and agents the chance to test a n...


Approve GM crops, adviser urges Cameron

Climate disruption, population growth and rising costs of food staples means the UK must start producing more from the land, the Prime Minister was ur...


New John Deere balers unveiled at Grassland

A new John Deere 800 Series mower-conditioner plus three new 400 Series fixed chamber round balers, including a wrapping baler model, can be seen work...


6 March 2014 | Arable,Cereal,Grassland,News
Ploughing the only way forward to repair flood damaged soil

Flood-repair is one situation that will benefit more from full tillage of the soil rather than no-tillage (or direct drilling), says the New Zealand s...


Fertilisers destabilise grasslands in changing conditions

Fertilisation of grasslands significantly reduces their ability to cope with changing conditions even when they contain a diverse mix of plants, finds...


28 October 2013 | Grassland,News,Shows and Events
UK Grassland farmer of the year announced

Cheshire dairy farmer Mathew Venables has won the UK Grassland Farmer of the Year Award, run annually by the British Grassland Society (BGS). The o...


2 September 2013 | Grassland,News
Search is on for dock-infested grass fields

Dow AgroSciences is on the lookout for grass fields with a high number of docks for a new initiative being launched next year. The aim is to show farm...


26 August 2013 | Grassland,News,Property News
Green Belt 'under threat', says rural group

Newly published figures by Campaign to Protect Rural England show that over 150,000 houses are planned for Green Belt sites, an increase of 84% in a y...


Weed control strategy destroys weed seed at harvest

A long-term study in Australia offers a new weed control model for global agriculture. This mechanical method targets weed seeds during harvest, reduc...


13 August 2013 | Grassland,News,Property News
More of Wales may be included in open access maps

Disappointment was expressed today at Anglesey show by the President of NFU Cymru that more land in Wales is potentially going to be included in the o...


2 August 2013 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Grassland,News
Respect your grass - it’s a valuable feed

A clamp filled with 1,000 tonnes of high quality grass silage could be worth up to £40,000, according to independent ruminant nutritionist Hefin Richa...


Lack of grass concerns beef and sheep producers

The hot July weather has burnt off many pastures and supplementary feed manufacturers are experiencing a surge of enquires from cattle and sheep produ...


30 July 2013 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Grassland,News
Increase seed rates to hit beet stand targets

Cold, wet soil conditions at sowing and slow growth in the spring created a ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that stressed seedlings, leading to all sort...


23 July 2013 | Grassland,News,Property News
Kill thistles – don’t just top them

Thistles are growing vigorously in grassland this summer, causing problems in fields that are grazed or shut up for silage. The two most common sp...


Make the most of slow growing grass

Grass quality may have caught up after months of less-than-ideal growing conditions, but slow growth is keeping optimal feed conversion at the forefro...



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21 January 2015
Forage/Grassland Agronomists
Mole Valley Farmers, owned by 8000 UK farmers, are developing an integrated approach that links grassland and forage manageme...

9 January 2015
Research Fellow in Soil Biogeochemistry/plant-soil Interactions
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Top Grassland news
12 December 2014 | Grassland
UK farmer confidence falling, according ...

UK farmer confidence falling, according ...

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a d...


27 October 2014 | Grassland
Wetland is more valuable than arable, ne...

Wetland is more valuable than arable, ne...

New research has calculated that each hectare of land at Wicken Fen in Camb...


13 October 2014 | Grassland
Cattle to replace lawnmowers in wildlife...

Cattle to replace lawnmowers in wildlife...

Following a successful trial last autumn, a herd of cows will once again re...


24 September 2014 | Grassland
Spray grassland weeds now

Spray grassland weeds now

Warm soils and heavy dews are providing ideal growing conditions for grassl...


29 August 2014 | Grassland
Grassland Farmer of the Year 2014: Final...

Grassland Farmer of the Year 2014: Final...

The judges of the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Award criss-crossed the ...


19 May 2014 | Grassland
McCormick to showcase new tractors at Gr...

McCormick to showcase new tractors at Gr...

The all-new McCormick X7 Pro Drive tractor range will be in the spotlight a...


25 March 2014 | Grassland
Reseed grass fields now but follow the ‘...

Reseed grass fields now but follow the ‘...

Many grass fields will benefit from renovation or completely reseeding this...


15 January 2007 | Grassland
Northern Ireland's farm nutrient measure...

Northern Ireland's farm nutrient measure...

New rules implementing the EU Nitrate Directive for Northern Ireland take a...


Knowledge Centre Downloads
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Illustrated guide to lowland chalk and l...

Illustrated guide to lowland chalk and l...

Lowland chalk grassland supports a wide range of plants and animals. The wa...


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Illustrated guide to trees, woodlands an...

Illustrated guide to trees, woodlands an...

Woodlands and habitats that contain a variety of trees, shrubs and grasslan...


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Illustrated guide to purple moorgrass an...

Illustrated guide to purple moorgrass an...

Purple moorgrass and rush pasture is found on poorly drained, usually acid ...


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Illustrated guide to upland limestone gr...

Illustrated guide to upland limestone gr...

Upland limestone grassland supports some of the rarest plants in England. O...


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Illustrated guide to water courses besid...

Illustrated guide to water courses besid...

Rivers, streams and ditches supply much of the water we consume. Those with...


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