Grass Management Agenda 2019

Morning agenda

09.30 Registration with coffee

10.00 Introduction to the day and welcome by Chair

10.20 Break out into four groups and rotate around the following stations (30 minutes each):

  • pH and soil nutrients – How to test soil pH, targets and key nutrients for healthy soils

 Chris Duller, Grassland Adviser and Rhodri Pritchard, North Wales Sales Specialist, Wynnstay
Rhodri Morgan, North Wales Sales Specialist, Wynnstay

  • Compaction and drainage – How to spot compaction (demonstration), its impacts on soil fertility and how to correct compaction

Charlie Morgan, Grassland Consultant

  • Reseeding – The benefits of reseeding and key considerations for farmers, including an explanation of how to interpret the recommended lists when selecting varieties

Dr. Liz Genever, Independent sheep and beef consultant
Helen Mathieu, Area Sales Manager, Germinal GB

  • Weeds – What common weeds affect grass, how they impact on yield, how and when to treat?

Dr. George Fisher, Independent Grassland Consultant

*Agenda is subject to change

Afternoon agenda

12:20 Lunch

13.15 Choose one of three options (45 mins with 15 mins for questions)

1. Multi-cut system
Chris Duller and James Evans

2. Rotational grazing
Dr Liz Genever and Charlie Morgan

3. Traditional three-cut silage making
Dr George Fisher

4. Practical recommendations on best practice for cutting – blade cleanliness/sharpening
Dan Mallard, Territory Manager – West Midlands & Wales, Krone

14.15 Coffee Break and optional Farm Tour

15.30 Close of Day