2013-07-30   facebook twitter rss

British Grassland Society Conference

As the UK Government announces a £160m strategy to boost farming technology, The British Grassland Society announces the 11th Research Conference will take place at SRUC Crichton Campus, Dumfries, on 2 and 3 September 2013.

The conference represents a useful opportunity for young researchers to present their work to a knowledgeable and constructively critical audience, which includes farmers, researchers and people involved in agri-business. Many distinguished careers have started at this event in the past.

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This year sessions include papers on ‘climate change and the environment’, ‘soil management and plant nutrients’, and ‘grassland-based production systems’.

The conference will be running workshops on writing for scientific journals, making assessments and taking measurements in the field, and communicating research by social media.

There will also be a discussion panel of farmers and researchers, who will debate the future direction of agricultural research, both in the UK and globally.

This conference comes at a critical time as the ’DEFRA minister for science Lord De Mauley recently said: "We face a global challenge to feed the rapidly increasing population in a way that is affordable and sustainable”. He continued "We are investing in technologies that will enable British farmers to meet these challenges and take advantage of the growing demand in export markets for British food."

 

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