Event Date
IFS Conference 2022

Annual conference of International Society Fertiliser at Robinson College, Cambridge, on 7-9 December 2022

To mark our 75th anniversary the Society is organising its first combined conference that will include presentations for delegates with crop nutrition and fertiliser production interests. As well as a variety of relevant and interesting presentations, this will provide unique opportunities to meet, discuss topics of common interest and build relationships with people working in different parts of the fertiliser and crop nutrition supply chain.

The Conference will feature a total of twenty one papers, eight of which will cover topics of interest to those involved with crop nutrition, eight will be of interest to those involved with fertiliser production, while five joint presentations will be of interest to all. In addition there will be a discussion panel session of interest to all delegates, covering the practicalities of reducing the carbon footprint of feeding crops.

All presentations and the discussion panel will be viewable as a live stream, with remote delegates being able to put questions to the speakers and view pdf copies of the posters.

The eight agronomic papers will focus on the management of nitrogen and compound fertilisers. They will cover topics such as the evaluation of variable rate nitrogen fertilisation scenarios, the impact of increased fertiliser prices on economics of fertiliser application rates, new data on the NPK nutrient content of harvested crops, grain analysis and foliar nutrition, Dutch experience of reducing N emissions from dairy cows using a circular barn system, and impacts of agronomic measures on crop, soil, and environmental indicators.

The eight production papers will cover topics such as phosphoric acid production from low grade rock, digital twinning of fertiliser production technology, and advances in the production of green ammonia.

The five papers of joint interest will cover advances in improving the sustainability of fertiliser production, the reality and practice of nutrient recycling in Europe, the role of blended fertilisers in ‘prescription nutrition’, enhancing fertiliser supply chain security using DNA tagging, and handling ammonium nitrate fertilisers, and developments in green ammonia production technologies. 

The presentations will again be augmented by a varied display of posters, while the Conference will host the final of the 2022 Brian Chambers International Award for Early Career Researchers in Crop Nutrition.


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