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SUPER-G project partners from the Chambres d’agriculture de Normandie recently launched an article, related with the beginning of grazing season, in Normandy local press, about the project. After the heavy rainfall of the last few months, the grass has been slow to grow. However, tools are already available to farmers for a smooth grazing season.
The project was featured in an article in the annual magazine AGROTEJO. AGROTEJO – União Agrícola do Norte do Vale do Tejo is a non-profit Portuguese association of farmers, whose main area of focus is the North of the Tagus Valley: To promote regional agricultural development; To articulate the associative structures of the region; To
Back in September, The SUPER-G Northern England farm network held a webinar with the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef and Lamb and ADAS. During the webinar we heard from James Drummond from Lemmington Hill Head farm in Northumberland, who has set up a grass-herb trial with ADAS to look at sward and
British Society of Animal Science held a webinar regarding the Precision Livestock Farming and Sensing Technology in Extensive Grassland Systems. The first part of the webinar was held on the 17th November, was chaired by Ilan Halachmi and speakers included Paul Greenwood, Claire Morgan-Davies, Andres Cibils and Andrew Dowsey. The second webinar, held on the 19th November,
The increasing in the floristic diversity of the abandoned Arrhenatherion elatioris meadows by dicotyledonous species oversowing
Many meadow and pasture habitats and their plant species are currently highly endangered. One of such habitat are species-rich, extensively used, lowland, semi-natural Arrhenatherion elatioris meadows (code 6510 in the NATURA 2000 network). These meadows are classified in the EU Habitat Directive as “lowland hay meadows”. In central Poland they are vulnerable (VU) components of
Paul Newell Price presented our recent assessment of threats to permanent grassland across Europe. We carried out a survey among agronomists, ecologists, soil scientists, foresters and agri-environmental consultants to assess the threats for permanent grasslands within their countries. All permanent grassland types were considered to be under some kind of threat. Abandonment, heat and drought
The 21st EGF Symposium “Sensing – New Insights into Grassland Science and Practice” will be held between May 17th and 19th of 2021. The online event organized by the University of Kassel (Germany) will be filled with scientific programs and interactive presentations and discussions. The registration for the 21st EGF Symposium is expected to open
Professor Piotr Stypiński, a member of the Faculty of Agriculture and Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, a project partner, has been interviewed about SUPER-G, for this month’s polish agriculture magazine (TPR- Tygodnik Poradnik Rolniczy – Weekly Agricultural Guide). Read the full article here.
Our colleagues at SLU published, this month, an article in the 4th issue of the magazine Svenska Vallbrev 2020 produced by the Swedish Grassland Society. The article presents the SUPER-G project to about 2000 members, mainly farmers, advisors and researchers in Sweden, who read this magazine. Read the full article here.
Due to the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, the second SUPER-G Stakeholder’s Seminar will be postponed to Spring 2021. Project members have decided to postpone the Stakeholder Seminar that was due to be held in Goniadz, Poland on 19-22 April. The Seminar is now planned for Spring 2021, updates on the details of this will be shared on
During last week, SUPER-G partners came together, in their own homes, to celebrate the second year of the project. A trip to Bled was planned for this meeting, but due to the current COVID-19 situation in Europe, the meeting was held online instead. A series of progress meetings were carried out, to share each partner’s
The final version of our Review of Existing Tools Available for Use on Permanent Grassland has been finished this week! The review had previously been published in November 2019. The review identified a total of 127 DSTs from 16 countries used by farmers, advisors, policymakers and others to support permanent grassland management in Europe. Click here to
1st International Joint Congress on “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the contest of the European Green Deal” | Postponed
In light of the developing coronavirus outbreak, ESSC, EURECYS and the Organising Committee of the International Congress on “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal”, that was going to take place at 07-10 October 2020, have decided to postpone the conference until 09 – 13 September 2021. More details available soon
On June 18th, SLU organized an activity for children from 11 to 15, as part of “Citykollo”, a week of summer activities organised by Uppsala Konsert och Kongress and Uppsala Municipality. The theme of the event was Agriculture and had a total of 60 participants. One of the challenges organised by SLU, was to place
On February 26th, Mendel University organized a seminar entitled “How to produce enough grass forage of high quality from grasslands?” with Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, DLF Seeds company and local co-operative farm Senagro. The event had a total of 150 participants. The seminar had the following speakers, L. Pavlata (Mendelu), M. Drgáč (consultant for organic farming),
Greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) from agriculture are important due to their impact on climate change. Permanent grasslands can act as a carbon sink, but they can also be an important source of greenhouse gases due to livestock and fertilization. SUPER-G members from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, measure greenhouse gas emissions
On February 7th the Polish Society for Agronomy organized a seminar entitled “How to manage grass to get the most out of it? – innovation in PG management” with the Pasture to Profit Consultant Sean Chubb from LIC (Livestock improvement), New Zeeland. During this seminar, participants discussed the possibilities of using pastures as an important,
AFBI and CAFRE hosted an agroforestry training event on 5th September 2019 in AFBI Loughgall, Co. Armagh. The event, according to the article, have provided farmers and agroforestry practitioners with the opportunity to learn more about the practicalities as well as the socio-economic and environmental benefits of adopting agroforestry systems as an option under the
The first Stakeholder Seminar of the EU Horizon 2020 project SUPER-G – Developing Sustainable Permanent Grassland systems and policies – took place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland on 12th December 2018. This Seminar covered the Atlantic Region with 52 delegates discussing permanent grassland management and policies around Europe.
The first Stakeholder Seminar of the EU Horizon 2020 project SUPER-G – Developing Sustainable Permanent Grassland systems and policies – took place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland on 12th December 2018. This Seminar covered the Atlantic Region with 52 delegates discussing permanent grassland management and policies around Europe. The seminar was organized with the aim
The kick-off meeting of the H2020 project SUPER-G will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 13 to 15 June and will be hosted by project partners CONSULAI. SUPER-G aims to co-develop sustainable permanent grassland systems and policies with farmers and policymakers that will be effective in optimising productivity, whilst supporting biodiversity and delivering a number