The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy

Status program 2nd August 2016
 
Sunday 4th September
 
08:00-10:00    Registration at the conference venue
09:00-17:00    “Grazing in a high-tech world”. Workshop
12:00-19:00    Registration at the conference venue
14:00-18:00    MASTER CLASS A. Forage quality evaluation
14:00-18:00    MASTER CLASS B. Evidence synthesis
15:00-19:00    Strategy meeting for the EGF Executive Committee
19:00-20:30    Welcome reception at the conference venue
 
Monday 5th September
 
08:00-09:45    Registration continues
 
10:00–10:45    Opening ceremony
 
10:45–12:00    Opening session
                      Agricultural history of Norway 1945-2015
                      Almås R.
                      Grassland production in Norway
                      Steinshamn H., Nesheim L. and Bakken A.K.

 
12:00–13:30    Lunch
 
13:30–14:30    Session 1. Plenary papers
                      1.1 The role of grassland based production system in the protein security.
                      Peyraud J.L. and Peeters A. 
                      2.1 Forage quality evaluation - current trends and future prospects.
                      Südekum K.-H., Krizsan S.J. and Gerlach K.

 
14:30-15:50    Coffee and poster session
 
15:50-17:35    Parallel Themes 1 and 2
                      1. Reconnecting ruminants to grasslands
                      2. Forage and pasture quality evaluation

 
19:00-20:30    Reception at Kristiansten fortress
 
Tuesday 6th September
 
08:30–09:30     Session 2. Plenary papers
                       3.1. Improving utilisation of forage protein in ruminant production by crop and feed management
                       Huhtanen P. and Broderick G.
                       4.1. Ecosystem service indicators for grasslands in relation to ecoclimatic regions and land use systems
                       Plantureux S., Bernués A., Huguenin-Elie O., Hovstad K., Isselstein J., McCracken D., Therond O. and Vackar D.

 
09:30-10:15    Coffee and poster session
 
09:30-12:15    EGF Executive Committee Meeting
 
10:15-12:15    Parallel Themes 3 and 4
                      3. Forage potential in ruminant nutrition
                      4. Synergies between ecosystem services, biodiversity and agricultural production in grasslands
 
12:30-22:00    Mid-conference tours

Wednesday 7th September
 
08:30–09:30 Session 3. Plenary papers
                 5.1. Role of European grasslands in the mitigation of climate change - potential, constraints
                 and research challanges

                 Smith P., Merbold L. and Van den Pol-van Dasselaar A.
                 5.2. Climate challanges and opportunities in northern and southern Europe - role of management
                 and exploitation of plant traits in the adaptation of grasslands. 
                 
Ergon Å., Volaire F., Korhonen P., Virkajärvi P., Seddaiu G., Jørgensen M., Bellocchi, G., Østrem L., Reheul D.
                 and Baert J.
 
09:30-10:15    Coffee and poster session
 
10:15-12:00    Parallel Themes 1 and 5
                      1. Reconnecting ruminants to grasslands
                      5. Grassland in a changing climate - perspectives on mitigation and adaption

 
12:00–13:30     Lunch
 
13:30–14:30     Session 4
                       2.2. Sensing grassland quantity and quality - new technologies in the field and laboratory
                       Wachendorf M. and Dale L.M.
                       3.2. Grazed grass in the dairy cow diet - how this can be achieved better!
                       O’Donovan M. and Delaby L.
 
14:30-15:50    Coffee and poster session

15:50-17:35    Parallel Themes 2 and 3
                      2. Forage and pasture quality evaluation
                      3. Forage potential in ruminant nutrition

 
19:00        Conference dinner, at the conference venue
 
Thursday 8th September
 
08:30-10:00    Session 5. Parallel Themes 4 and 5
                      4. Synergies between ecosystem services, biodiversity and agricultural production in grasslands
                      5. Grassland in a changing climate - perspectives on mitigation and adaption

 
10:00-10.50    Coffee and poster session
 
11:00-12:00    Business meeting of EGF
          Location: Olav Tryggvason

12:00-12:30    Closing ceremony

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:00              Departure of Post-conference tour 
 
 
Photo: Elin Sikkeland