BGS, BSAS, BSSS Winter Meeting - Trace Elements

BGS, BSAS, BSSS Winter Meeting - Trace Elements

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Closing the Circle – integrating trace element supply in soils, plants and animals

March 1 2017

Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire

In collaboration with the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) and British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) BGS is holding a Winter Meeting on the mineral nutrition of the soil/plant/animal.

The Winter Meeting seeks to bring together scientists, technical specialists and practitioners in a forum with a focus on practical application and integration of knowledge. Through invited speakers, offered papers and posters and breakout sessions there will be opportunity for all to hear about and discuss the many facets of trace element nutrition in soils, plants and animals, the interactions within the system and where we lack knowledge.

Guest Speakers

Ian Givens

Professor of Food Chain Nutrition, University of Reading -

Micronutrient status of the UK population: current issues and influence of animal-derived foods


Peter Scott

Technical Director, Origin Fertilisers -

Selenium supplementation via fertilisation of grassland

James Husband

Technical Director, Evidence Group Limited -

Trace element supply to the dairy herd and the impact of overfeeding

Other Topics include: Micronutrient contents of Grasses and Legumes and its Biogeography; Farmer knowledge and Management controls on Magnesium; Copper avoidance behaviour in sheep; Micronutrients in organic compared to conventionally farmed soils; Assessing trace element status.

Outline Programme


  • Registration begins: 9.00
  • Meeting starts: 9.45
  • Session one: 10.00 – Guest speakers, offered papers and posters


Lunch: 12.30


  • Session two: 13.30 – Guest speaker and offered papers
  • Panel Discussion: 15.30
  • Summary and Close: 16.00


You can download the event leaflet for more information here

Poster authors can view poster preparation guidelines here



Event Date: Wed, 01/03/2017
Event Time: 9.00 - 16.30

Misc Publications
Publication Download
2017 Winter Meeting Paper/Abstract Guidelines


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