BGS, BSAS, BSSS Winter Meeting - Trace Elements

BGS, BSAS, BSSS Winter Meeting - Trace Elements

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Booking is Open

Booking will close at mid-day Friday 24 Feb.

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 -An overview of current issues

Peter Scott

Origin Fertilisers -Trace elements in the Soil and Interactions

James Husband

Technical Director, Evidence Group Limited -Trace element supply to the Animal

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

Booking Form


Please note that BGS Members need to login to the website as a member to obtain the members' rates.

Members of BSAS and BSSS are also eligible for the members' rates, but need to contact the office to book in order to obtain the discount. Call 01270 616464.  

To book simply select which delegate rate is applicable (BGS members must login to receive member rate), follow the paypal instructions, and fill in your details at the end.

Data protection: All names included within this booking, emergency contact details, occupation, any dietary requests, and your basic details may be provided to companies organising this event with BGS and attending delegates, but will not be released to third parties. By advising us the Y indication you are allowing your details to be provided outside British Grassland Society. We would like to prepare a delegate list for this event to be shared with other event participants, if you are happy to be included on the list please indicate Y.

  • Members of BGS must first login our website to claim your discounted members' rate.
  • Members of BSAS and BSSS need to contact the office for the members' rate.
  • IMPORTANT - Accommodation is not included in the delegate rate, but can be booked separately through this system.
  • Accommodation is for a single room. If you require a double room, please contact the BGS office on 01270 616464 or
  • Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Receipts will be issued by BGS.
  • Please make sure that you include the requested details in 'note to seller' at the end of your registration and payment.
Item # Non-Members# Students
Winter Meeting 2017 - 01 March @ £120.00@ £55.00
Accommodation 28th Feb (B&B, single) @ £79.00@ £79.00
Misc Publications
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2017 Winter Meeting Paper/Abstract Guidelines


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