The 2019 BCPC Pests & Beneficials Review will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at Rothamsted Research.
Theme – Breeding to boost IPM – Can we rise to the Pest Control Challenge?
‘Increasing insecticide resistance and fewer actives are something with which we are all too familiar. In addition, cultural control is more difficult because changing weather patterns are impacting the timing of migrations and life cycles of pests. Can we better equip our crops by improving their natural defences to manage pest problems?’
This is an invitee only event
4 BASIS points and 4 NRoSo points can be obtained for attending this event.
A copy of the programme and abstracts of the speakers presentations can be found here
09.30 Registration and refreshments
Caroline Nicholls, BCPC Pest & Beneficials Expert Working Group Chairman
Technical Manager, Prime Agriculture LLP
10.05 Introduction – Chair – Thomas Bradshaw – NFU Combinable Crops Board Chairman
10.15 Strategy and the future of pest management
Ian Boyd – Defra Chief Scientific Adviser
10.45 Plant breeding for insect resistance and new breeding approaches
Rachel Wells – JIC
11.05 A novel pre-breeding strategy to reduce dependence on insecticides for virus yellows control in sugar beet
Lucy James – ADAS
11.40 Aphid resistant wheat: is it probable or even possible?
Gia Aradottir, Researcher, Biointeractions and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research
12.00 Crop tolerante as a component of IPM
Steve Ellis, Consultant, ADAS
12.20 PANEL DISCUSSION
12.50 Lunch and posters
13.35 Horizon scanning and overview from a crop breeding perspective.
Phil Howell, NIAB
13.55 Recommended Lists. Looking beyond headline yields.
Jenna Watts, AHDB Recommended Lists for Cereals and Oilseed Rape Manager
14.15 Living with IPM as an Independent agronomist
Patrick Stevenson, AICC
14.35 PANEL DISCUSSION
14.55 Closing remarks and farmer perspective
Thomas Bradshaw – Chair
15.15 Review close