GRASSLAND UK – the triennial event covering every aspect of grass production – returns to Somerset in May, boasting a vast array of working machinery demonstrations and practical seminars.

The event on May 6, which encompasses everything from seed to feed, has relocated to the main Bath & West Showground, offering easier access and better facilities, helping visitors to stay Covid-19 secure.

“Being outdoors, we are confident that we will be able to operate within Government guidelines, enabling farmers to finally attend a physical event after over a year of restrictions,” says Alan Lyons, Head of Shows at the Royal Bath & West Society.

Sponsored by Oliver Seeds, the event team has seeded 60 acres, on which equipment including mowers, tedders, balers and forage harvesters will be demonstrated. There are also 15 trial plots, showcasing the latest grass varieties, and a packed technical seminar programme.

Visitors will be able to choose the best grass and legume varieties for their farm using the 2021 Recommended Grass & Clover List, which will be launched at the event, while also learning about the benefits of multi-species leys and rotational grazing.

Other hot topics are likely to include soil health, carbon sequestration, grass in the arable rotation and regenerative farming techniques.

Tickets for the event are now on sale, with advance tickets discounted to £15 for students and £17 for adults. For more information or to book tickets, visit Should the event have to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, full refunds will be given.