15th International Rapeseed Congress | Berlin

Press Releases

Are you looking for up-to-date news about the most important scientific conference dedicated to advancement of the global rapeseed market? In this section, media representatives will find the latest press releases and detailed background information from the congress organizer – the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP).

Research offers new ideas for international oilseed rape cultivation
Berlin, June 19, 2019 — The 15th International Rapeseed Congress (IRC) in Berlin closed after four intensive days. The invitation issued by the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and the Global Council for Innovation in Rapeseed and Canola (GCIRC) was accepted by 850 participants from 43 countries. The congress program featured 180 scientific talks and various workshops, offering scientists and representatives of the agricultural industry the opportunity for sharing ideas and experience concerning the current status of research in breeding, agronomy and utilization of oilseed rape. The IRC is internationally the most important scientific conference on oilseed rape/Canola. It takes place once every four years, and this year’s event was the first time it had been held in Germany in the last 45 years.


High level of participants and presentation registrations

Berlin, 26th April 2019 – The 15th International Rapeseed Congress (IRC) is the fist rapeseed congress to be held in Germany in 45 years. Over 800 scientists and represantatives from the agricultural sector will meet in Berlin from 16th to 19th June. The IRC is the most important international scientific congress on rapeseed. New developments in genetics, breeding, cultivation, plant protection, analysis and utilisation of rapeseed oil and animal feed will be presented and discussed in plenary lectures, thematic lecture sessions and working groups running over four days at the bcc Berlin Congress Center.


Launch of the "Call for Papers" for the 15th International Rapeseed Congress 2019 in Berlin

Berlin, 6th October 2018 – Scientists can now apply to present lectures and poster contributions at the International Rapeseed Conference (IRC) from 16th to 19th June 2019 in Berlin. The Call for Papers, with its submission deadline of 31st January 2019, marks the next milestone en route to the world's largest rapeseed research conference with a simultaneously scientific and practice-oriented approach. The local conference organizer, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants e. V. (UFOP), together with the International Advisory Group on Rapeseed Research (GCIRC), are expecting around 900 participants at bcc Berlin Congress Center.


Registration for the 15th International Rapeseed Congress 2019 in Berlin is open

Berlin, 20th August 2018 - 45 years after an international rapeseed congress took place for the first time in Germany, the 15th International Rapeseed Congress (IRC) is scheduled for Berlin, the capital city of Germany, in 2019. Around 300 days prior to the event, online registration for the upcoming 15th IRC is now open at www.irc2019-berlin.com. As many as 900 international experts are expected to take part in this major congress.


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