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SCI Agrisciences Group covers the production, protection and utilisation of crops for food and non-food products. The group is a unique multidisciplinary network involved in all aspects of food security and the bioeconomy. We aim to cover contemporary agricultural science and agribusiness interests.

The group and, particularly, the Committee, welcome enthusiastic new members with knowledge, opinions and connections to share. We especially welcome new members at early stages in their careers who are keen to network and learn about wider career options, as well as keep up to date on topical matters. It is a good chance to make your mark in a different environment to work or university. So if you would like to join the Agrisciences Group Committee, contact SCI's Communications Team E: communications@soci.org, T: +44 (0)20 7598 1564.

  • Agrisciences Group has joined with other SCI groups in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Food sectors to form an Agri-Food Hub

The Committee

The committee is the core network of the group and comprises more than 20 active members. These come from industry, institutes, universities and other organisations, including: Syngenta, Rothamsted, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), University of Bristol, Imperial College London, University of Reading and Sheffield Hallam University. We are also well-connected to many other organisations and societies. Members have extensive experience in agronomy, analytical sciences, crop nutrition, crop physiology, crop protection chemicals, environmental sciences, formulation chemistry, soil science and senior management.

The committee meets on four afternoons a year, not only to plan the programme of events: lunch and a seminar on the work or interests of a member give opportunities to get the most out of networking in the group, and to learn what you didn't know or meet someone who might turn out to be useful in future! We are always keen to be joined by new committee members, or you can take part in our online forum as well as attend the group's conferences.


Recent successful conferences have covered topics including plant breeding and water use efficiency in our ‘More Crop’ series, biopesticides, sustainable intensification of agriculture, insect decline, bioplastics, virus vectors, insecticides, and our annual Agri-Innovation and SCI Young Researchers in Agrisciences events.

You can read our Chairman’s message to learn more about the Group.


The Group now has its own Facebook group, which you are welcome to join.Facebook


Linked inYou are cordially invited to join SCI Agrisciences Group on LinkedIn. The LinkedIn group extends the opportunities the group offers to SCI members to extend their network and knowledge in all aspects of agrisciences and agribusiness. The group is open to non-members, so please invite your contacts to join too and help us grow the group, supporting SCI and the resurgence of interest in food security and the bioeconomy. LinkedIn

Our Associations

The Group has teamed up with other agriscience and business organisations also working in food security and biorenewables to help promote forthcoming events. More


Outlooks on Pest Management offer

Outlook on Pest Management
Research Information Ltd is pleased to offer SCI Members a reduced personal rate of £48 (regular price is £575) for a year's subscription to Outlooks on Pest Management, an 'overview journal' covering current developments in all aspects of crop protection, animal and public health worldwide.

The journal is written by invited experts who review a topic in 2-6 pages. Topics include chemical pesticides, GM crops, biopesticides, food storage and vector-borne diseases. The offer also includes full online access to all volumes from year 2000.

To take advantage of this offer, sign in, click on BioResources Group, and go to Member Documents. Alternatively, click here.

Crop Protection Monthly offer

Crop Protection Monthly
Crop Protection Monthly
is now being offered to all members of the BioResources and Horticulture groups at the special price of £175 + VAT per year, a 20% discount. Subscribers will also receive a copy of CropScene, once every three months. More


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