The Grass & Herbal Leys Farm Network was set up in 2018 by ADAS, ADHB & Defra to investigate the long-term impacts of leys in the rotation. There are now over 200 members of the network including farmers, researchers and other industry representatives.
The next meeting will be held on 27 February 2020 at the Best Western West Retford Hotel followed by a farm visit to Howard Farms.
The network has identified a need for more information on the benefits of temporary leys on soil quality, weed control and practical information on rotation management. This meeting will focus on these key areas and discuss how we can best work together to address the knowledge gaps.
ADAS Principal Soil Scientist Lizzie Sagoo said:
“The network gives a great platform for farmers and researchers to work together to identify the longer-term benefits of leys. We are particularly keen to hear from farmers willing to take part in future projects who have, or are considering introducing, grass or herbal leys into their rotations”
The meeting is free to attend and open to all, however registration is required as places are limited.
To register email GrassLeys.Network@adas.co.uk or phone 01954 268200
To register to join the Grass and Herbal Leys Network, please click here to complete a short questionnaire on your use of/interest in grass/herbal leys.
Please note that registration for the meeting and for the network are managed separately. If you would like to attend the meeting, but have not yet registered with the network, please register for both.