IFS webinar series

Autumn 2020 / Winter 2021

Connecting research and practice

9 webinars

17 presentations

14 organisations

23 weeks

Expanded series

Quality science

Realtime Q&A

Written papers


Fertiliser and related events are listed below.

Eurosoil 2020 – 20th Anniversary event

24 – 28 August 2020

Connecting People and Soil


The objective of Eurosoil 2020 is to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of public concern, such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. The important bridging role of soil practitioners to translate scientific knowledge into practice will be emphasised during Eurosoil 2020.

IFS Autumn 2020 / Winter 2021 webinar series

September 2020 – February 2021

This year the IFS is organising an expanded series of webinar presentations that cover a variety of important and topical aspects of crop nutrition. Each webinar will be to the same standard as our conference papers; all will have a question and answer session, and most will be accompanied by a written paper.

Calcium Conference Online

7-8 October 2020

Calcium plays an integral role in soil and plant health. The mineral is used to strengthen a plant’s cell wall structure and help protect against diseases, in addition to being critical for soil structure. Yet despite these benefits, it’s often forgotten by farmers and agronomists alike.
We’re joined by industry experts to explore the subject of Calcium for agriculture, in our new Calcium Conference Online webinar series. Our webinar series is CPD certified and delegates are eligible for 1 BASIS CPD point per webinar.


The Biochemistry of Calcium. 11:00 – 11:45, 7th October 2020.

Mark Tripney (LKAB Minerals) and Prof. Philip White (James Hutton Institute).

In the second webinar in this Calcium Conference series, Mark Tripney is joined by Professor Philip White to dive deeper into the subject of Calcium for agriculture.
​​​​​​​In this technical talk, Philip White describes the importance of Calcium for plant physiology and crop health, including the demand of Calcium in cell walls.

Register your place here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/83/gq97vszp


Calcium for Crops: getting the balance right. 11:00 – 11:50, 8th October 2020.

Mark Tripney, John Mason (Agrii), Charlie Steer (Grosvenor Farms).

Hear real-world examples from our guest speakers, Charlie Steer and John Mason, who share their latest trial results using Calcium.
Join them to hear the experts explain how they are balancing soil nutrients in practice for different crop types, and ask your questions in the live Q&A.


Register your place here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/84/y1m9vu5z .

World Food Prize Laureate

16 October 2020

The award ceremony takes place each year in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The nomination process is now open for applicants for the 2021 award. For more information, click on the button.

18 May 2021 – 19 May 2021

The 2021 IFS Technical conference will be held at Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, with an updated programme of presentations and papers, based on the cancelled 2020 conference. Details will be made available later this Autumn.