The 2019 BCPC Pests & Beneficials Review took 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 was 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
Some of the speaker presentations can be accessed below. Click on the presentation title with links.
Caroline Nicholls, BCPC Pest & Beneficials Expert Working Group Chairman
Technical Manager, Prime Agriculture LLP
Introduction – Chair – Thomas Bradshaw – NFU Combinable Crops Board Chairman
Strategy and the future of pest management
Ian Boyd – Defra Chief Scientific Adviser
Plant breeding for insect resistance and new breeding approaches
Rachel Wells – JIC
A novel pre-breeding strategy to reduce dependence on insecticides for virus yellows control in sugar beet
Lucy James – ADAS
Aphid resistant wheat: is it probable or even possible?
Gia Aradottir, Researcher, Biointeractions and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research
Crop tolerante as a component of IPM
Steve Ellis, Consultant, ADAS
Horizon scanning and overview from a crop breeding perspective.
Phil Howell, NIAB
Recommended Lists. Looking beyond headline yields.
Jenna Watts, AHDB Recommended Lists for Cereals and Oilseed Rape Manager
Living with IPM as an Independent agronomist
Patrick Stevenson, AICC
Closing remarks and farmer perspective
Thomas Bradshaw – Chair