Achieving sustainable pest control – Hard lessons from the pyrethroid story and implications for an IPM future

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The 2nd BCPC Pests and Beneficials Annual Review will take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts.

It will consider achieving sustainable pest control and lessons to be learnt from the pyrethroid story.

The theme of this year’s review is: “Achieving sustainable pest control – hard lessons from the pyrethroid story and implications for an IPM future.”

This is an invitation only event

Provisional Programme

09.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Introduction
Caroline Nicholls, Crop Protection Scientist, AHDB, Event Chairman

10.05 Chairman’s welcome
John Pickett, National Academy of Sciences

10.15 A history of pesticide usage
Dave Garthwaite, Pesticide Usage Survey Manager, Fera

10.45 Managing insecticide resistance in UK pests
Steve Foster, Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research and IRAG Chairman

11.15 Refreshments

11.30 Panel discussion: IPM options , opportunities and constraints
David Ellerton, Technical Development Director, Hutchinsons
David Cooper, Crops Research Specialist
Dave Holah, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Bayer CropScience
Dave Chandler, Principal Research Fellow, Warwick Crop Centre
Tracey Creasy, Senior Wheat Breeder, Syngenta

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Use of IPM in horticultural crops – challenges and opportunities
Rosemary Collier, Crop Research Centre Director, Warwick Crop Centre

14.30 Biopesticides and development in new products
Roma Gwynn, Biopesticide specialist, Rationale

15.00 Chairman’s closing remarks
John Pickett

15.10 Review closes