BCPC Congress 2017

A copy of a report on the 2017 BCPC Congress appeared in the Nov / Dec issue of International Pest Control a copy of this can be found here

Theme of the BCPC Congress 2017
 Achieving both productivity and safety improvements through better regulation

Date – The event was held between 31 October to 1 November 2017.

Venue – Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK.


09.00 – 09.10 Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe, BCPC

09.10 – 09.40 A perspective from the Minister of State followed by Q & A
The Rt. Honourable George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

09.40 – 10.20 Problems and opportunities for UK crop production after 2019
Dr. Jon Knight, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

10.20 – 11.00 The story of neonicotinoids and bees – a scientist’s perspective
Professor Lin Field, Rothamsted Research

11.00 – 11.30 Morning break

11.30 – 12.00 Recent decisions, restrictions and next steps for neonicotinoids in Europe
Dr. Peter Campbell, Syngenta

12.00 – 12.30 Using science for better crop protection regulation – the US experience.
Professor Steve Bradbury, Iowa State University

12.30 – 13.00 Q&A session

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

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BCPC Congress 2016: 

Changes in European Agriculture – How the Regulatory Environment Might Adapt, and impact of Brexit.

For event report see “BCPC Congress concludes that over-precaution is threatening innovation