BCPC Congress – Half-Day Special

Given the challenges which have faced UK farmers and their suppliers this season and the future uncertainties surrounding Brexit, this year’s BCPC Congress sees a special morning session on 13 November specifically aimed at top-end professional progressive farmers, advisers, agronomists and suppliers.

The special session will kick off with Defra’s Henry Dieudonne-Demaria, who will review Government priorities for the future of environmental land management, how Brexit and the 25 Year Environment Plan are likely to change things and their impact on agricultural regulation and practice.

This will be followed by Dave Bench (UK HSE) who will update delegates on progress in forming post-leave UK agrochemical regulatory policy.

Price: £160.00 plus VAT inc refreshments and lunch.

Book your place directly with BCPC
by contacting: Mr Julian Westaway, MD BCPC, email: md@bcpc.org
Tel: 01252 285223 / 07710 556382

Half-Day Agenda. Tuesday 13 November

09.00 – 09.15 : Welcome and Introduction

Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)

Chair, Dr Susannah Bolton (ADHB)

09.15 – 09.45 : Agrichemicals and cropping in a small, non-subsidised New Zealand market
Nick Pyke (FAR NZ)

09.45 – 10.15 : Anticipating the withdrawal of glyphosate in France: some technical and economic elements
Ludovic Bonin (ARVALIS – Institut du vegetal)

10.15 – 10.30 : Q&A Session

Morning break 10.30 – 11.00

Chair: Tony Pexton (BCPC)

11.00 – 11.30 : The UK Agricultural Bill – delivering a “Green Brexit”
Henry Dieudonn-Demaria (Defra)

11.30 – 12.00 : Brexit
Dave Bench (Chemicals at Health and Safety Executive)

12.00 – 12.30: How will Brexit change crop protection for UK farmers and growers?
Chris Hartfield (NFU)

Chair: Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)

12.30 – 12.45 : Q&A Session

Lunch 12.45 – 14.00