Conferences and webinars organised by the International Fertiliser Society

The Society organises a mix of physical and online events, covering a variety of technical aspects of fertiliser production and crop nutrition. In 2022 we moved from holding two conferences each year (one covering aspects of fertiliser production and handling and the other covering topics relating to crop nutrition and fertiliser usage) to have one combined one. The enhanced flexibility and networking opportunities that this provided were much appreciated by delegates. Accordingly our 2023 Conference was also a combined one, held in December 2023, in Cambridge, UK. 

Our conferences offer c.20 extended presentations on topics that are both topical and of substance, by leading researchers and practitioners within the industry, most of which are accompanied by detailed written papers. Presentation length is typically twice that at some conferences, providing speakers ample opportunities to explore their subject in depth. For delegates from the UK, attendance at this conferences is worth 12 BASIS FACTS CPD points.

Further, our conferences are structured to provide ample time for valuable discussion and networking, including a conference dinner, which online events cannot replicate. The value of this for those with a technical focus is enhanced by the non-commercial, collegiate atmosphere, due to the Society’s culture of commercial neutrality and independence.

Both Members and non-Members of the Society are welcome to attend our conferences. Members benefit from a substantial discount off the Registration fee.

Our next conference will be held on 11-13 December 2024, at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.

2024 IFS webinar programme

Information on the IFS 2024 programme of webinars is now available, and will be added to throughout the year.

Past IFS Conferences

Our residential Agronomic Conferences are held at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK, in the first half of December. In addition to the presentations, this event also offers a poster display, with a dedicated session for the consideration of these, along with the final of the annual Brian Chambers International Award for Early Career Researchers in Crop Nutrition. 

Detailed information on the papers presented at previous Agronomic Conferences can be seen by clicking on the appropriate button.

Past Technical Conferences

Our recent Technical Conferences have been held a different venues within Europe each year. Cities visited have been Budapest, Prague and Brussels. For the foreseeable future our papers on fertiliser production topics will be presented as part of our combined conferences.

2022 Technical Conference

12 – 13 May 2022

Details of the what the 2022 Technical Conference would have involved are available to view.

Past Agronomic and Technical webinars

Our webinars cover a variety of both production and agronomic topics, to the same depth and level of detail as at our Conferences. All include a question and answer session. They are also open to both Members and non-members of the Society.

Information on our past Agronomic and Technical webinars can be found using the relevant buttons.

Webinars organised jointly with Fertilizer Australia

In May 2022 the Society was delighted to partner with Fertilizer Australia to run a series of three webinars covering aspects of soil carbon management under the different conditions that exists in Europe and Australia. As well as a presentation by an expert from both parts of the world, each webinar included a panel discussion to explore the issues in more detail.

During 2023 the Society again partnered with Fertilizer Australia to organise a series of joint webinars. This year’s theme covered reducing emissions associated with the production and usage of nitrogenous fertilisers. Click on the button for more information.