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 took place on Thursday 26 January 2017 at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts.

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

A report on the event from Dr. Alan Dewar can be found by clicking here 

To access the speakers’ presentations click on the session title
This was an invitation only event

Programme

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

Chairman’s welcome
John Pickett, National Academy of Sciences

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

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

Refreshments

11.30 Panel discussion: IPM options , opportunities and constraints
Lessons learnt from past use and current use of pyrethroids – David Ellerton, Technical Development Director, Hutchinsons
Integrated pest management for sustainable crop protection – David Cooper, Crops Research Specialist
Is the toolbox half full, or half empty? – Dave Holah, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Bayer CropScience
Biopesticides and IPM – Dave Chandler, Principal Research Fellow, Warwick Crop Centre
Genetic pest resistance in wheat – is it possible? – Tracey Creasy, Senior Wheat Breeder, Syngenta

Lunch

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

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

Chairman’s closing remarks
John Pickett

15.10 Review closes