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Applied Plant Science

Web Sites of relevance to Applied Plant Science - UK and Ireland

British Grassland Society
Membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage

British Society for Plant pathology (BSPP)
BSPP promotes the study and advancement of plant pathology.  The site carries information on publications and meetings as well as a very good guide to pathology Internet links

The British Society of Plant Breeders
Representative body for the UK plant breeding industry.  The Society has two core functions – royalty collection and industry representation.  Site contains information on plant breeding and intellectual property, as well as news and links

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
News releases; statistics; information on publications etc

The Home Grown Cereal Authority (HGCA)
HGCA carries out research and development, market information, supply chain activities and consumer marketing  programmes for the benefit of the cereals and oilseeds sector

The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)
The national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to agriculture and the food industry

Irish Grassland Association
IGA plays a unique and central role in the development of profitable systems of milk, beef and lamb production from Ireland’s abundant grasslands. The essential component of this objective is the stimulation and development of new ideas, research and new farm practices with associated financial analyses. Site contains publications, videos and details of events

The National Non-Food Crops Centre
UK's national centre for renewable fuels, materials and technologies.  Provides independent information and advice to agriculture, academia, Government, industry, the media and the public

Potato Council
A range of industry related information, including press releases, potato market reports, an events calendar, production issues, and much more

Rothamsted Research
Leading provider of high quality scientific research relevant to plant-based agriculture


Web Sites of Relevance to Applied Plant Science - International

International Grassland Congress
The International Grassland Congress promotes interchange of information on all aspects of natural and cultivated grasslands and forage crops for the benefit of mankind, including sustained development, food production and the maintenance of biodiversity

International Seed Testing Association
Establishes standard procedures for sampling and testing seeds to promote uniformity in seed testing of seeds moving in international trade

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
To provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.  Site contains documents, publications and news and events