The Conference will feature eleven papers, covering topics such as measuring N indicators and budgets, the role of cover crops within crop nutrient regimes, new technology to manage the application of nutrients in manure in real time, the nutritional role and contribution of silicon, and a review of the definitional challenges of soil quality.
We are particularly pleased to host a paper by Jaap Schröder, recipient of the 2019 Francis New medal for lifetime achievement. This paper will take a 'hard' look at the realities of developing a circular agricultural system.
The presentations will again be augmented by a varied display of posters, while the Conference will host the final of the 2019 Brian Chambers International Award for Early Career Researchers in Crop Nutrition.
There will also be ample opportunities for valuable networking, including the Conference dinner.
For those of you in the UK, attendance at this conference is worth ten BASIS FACTS points.
To help you with your travel plans, many delegates consider the Conference to start on the evening of Wednesday 11th December, when an informal dinner provides excellent opportunities for networking. On Wednesday, dinner is from 19.00, with the popular team quiz running from around 20.30, for one hour.
The formal proceedings run from 09.00 to 17.30 on Thursday 12th December, and 08.45 to 13.00 (followed by lunch) on the 13th. The Conference Dinner on 12th December starts with a drinks reception at 19.30. The dinners on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings are both inclusive of wine and thus provide excellent value.