The aims of the UKPSF are to:

  • Increase understanding of the significance of plant and crop science amongst Government, funders, industry and society in general.
  • Formulate a coordinated strategy and vision for plant and crop science in the UK that will be utilised to inform policy.
  • Help to improve the general funding environment for UK plant and crop science research and education.
  • Create a forum for debate that is independent and inclusive across the breadth of plant science.
  • Provide a focus and contact point for UK plant and crop science.
  • Support efforts to inspire, educate and train the next generation of plant and crop scientists.

The UKPSF liaises with Government, devolved administrations, funding bodies, industry, scientific bodies, learned societies, community research groupings, those involved in the setting of education curricula, end users and general society to achieve the aims outlined above.

UKPSF Members

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Association of Applied Biologists

BASIS Registration Ltd


Biochemical Society

Biosciences KTN

British Crop Production Council

British Ecological Society

British Society for Plant Pathology

British Society of Plant Breeders


Forest Products Research Institute

GARNet – Arabidopsis Research Community

Genetics Society

The Linnean Society of London

Microbiology Society

Monogram – Cereal and Grasses Research Community

Plant Bioscience Limited

The Rosaceae Network

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Microscopical Society

Science and Plants for Schools

SCI Horticulture Group

Society for Experimental Biology


Tropical Agriculture Association

UK-BRC – Brassica Research Community

UK-SOL – Solanacea Research Community


VeGIN – Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network



UKPSF members as published on 7.8.15.