AHDB to showcase latest in grass research at upcoming event

Published 16 June 16

Practical outcomes of research projects in the UK and Ireland will be shared in the first grass research event organised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) on 29 June 2016.

The event is being held at the NIAB-TAG site at Headley Hall, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, which is the location of some of the plots used in the projects.

During the one-day event attendees will be given a tour around six stations highlighting various projects, with speakers from AHDB, NIAB, Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), University College Dublin, ADAS and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Projects featured will include work on the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists and why producers should use them, outcomes of a project looking at how grasses and clovers respond to low nitrogen environments, crop nutrient management, the impact of soil compaction, the value of mixed swards and benefits of deeper-rooting grasses and clovers.

Dr Liz Genever, AHDB Beef & Lamb senior scientist, said “This event is a great opportunity for those within the industry to come and hear about some of the project work we have been carrying out.

“The aim of much of the research we undertake is to produce practical outcomes that will benefit producers and the industry. The grass research day will give attendees the chance to hear these messages and take home key information that can be used on farm.”

The grass research day is free to attend. For more information and to book a place contact the AHDB events team by calling 01904 771211 or email brp.events@ahdb.org.uk.

Click to view the event agenda and web listing