PRN: Students Invited to Take Part in CropWorld Poster Competition

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Students Invited to Take Part in CropWorld Poster Competition


LONDON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Post-graduate students engaged in research on crop science, agriculture and related subjects are invited to take part in the CropWorld 2012 Poster Competition to showcase their work.

Entrants should submit a 300 word abstract by 4th September 2012, and finalists will be notified by 5th October, and will need to produce an A1 poster to be displayed at CropWorld by 2nd November.

The competition is being sponsored by the British Crop Production Council who will be awarding a top prize of £500, a second prize of £250 and a third prize of £100.

CropWorld Global 2012 is the leading international conference on crop science and is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, from the 6th - 7th November.

Representatives of leading organisations in the science, agriculture and finance sectors will be appearing as speakers including senior executives from Monsanto, Unilever, Yara, the NFU, CABI, and the Brazilian agricultural research corporation Embrapa.

The first day of the conference will host plenary sessions discussing and debating the critical issues surrounding the delivery of sustainable agricultural intensification in the world's key crop production areas and whether it can be achieved in practice.  It will also look at global commodity prices, harvest round up and planning forecast for 2013.  On the second day CropWorld Global will delve into core political, commercial and technical topics ranging from the impact of regulatory changes to assessing modern plant breeding and soil management techniques.  

Entrants to the Poster Competition should admit their abstract to, and ensure they include the title, lead author, other team members and the department and organisation represented.

The reason for the research should be clearly outlined, along with methodology used, any results, the significance of findings and future work required.

All finalists will be allocated free two-day passes to attend CropWorld Global 2012, and will present their poster to the panel of judges and the CropWorld audience.

CropWorld Director Clare King said there were a high number of quality entrants in the previous year's competition, and she was hoping for a similar response this year.

The Poster Competition is an excellent opportunity for post-graduate students to showcase their research to leading figures in the industry. Finalists will also have the opportunity to network and listen to the wealth of talks and presentations that we have on offer at the event.


CropWord Global 2012 is being organised by UBM in association with the British Crop Production Council (BCPC).  UBM uses it experience in overseas markets to complement and build on the annual CropWorld conferences and exhibitions by running regional events in key crop producing regions of the world.


UBM Plc is a leading global business media company which informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provides them with the information they need to do business successfully.

UBM Conferences operates internationally across all UBM's division to bring its unrivalled content and though leadership to marketers and business professionals across a wide range of markets.

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BCPC promotes the use of science and technology in the understanding and application of effective and sustainable crop production.  BCPC is a Registered Charity and a Company limited by Guarantee.

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For competition enquiries, please contact Clare King by email to or telephone +44(0)20-7560-4364.

Further details are available for Clare King, Event Director, UBM Conferences. Tel. +44(0)20-7560-4364, email  or go to

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