The project aim is to translate a recently-validated UK model of grass development and growth into a management and teaching tool.

  • DatesAugust 2018 to July 2020
  • SponsorNERC Sustainable Agriculture Research Innovation Club
  • Funded£202,312
  • PartnersCranfield University, Rothamsted Research, University of Nottingham, University of Gloucestershire, and SRUC

The project aim is to translate, design and use a decision support and learning tool to improve the profitability and sustainability of UK grassland management. Rothamsted Research has recently developed and validated a model of grass development and growth for the UK (Qi et al. 2017).

This project seeks to implement the model into a format where it can be readily used on farm and as a part of agricultural training courses. The project also seeks to test and evaluate the best ways in which the model can be used with grassland and student groups to improve grass management.