BCPC Pests and Beneficials Review 2020

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The 5th Pests and Beneficials Review took place at Rothamsted Research Conference Centre on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Theme – ‘Making Metrics Pay’
Can data-driven decision making deliver profitable IPM

This was an invitee only event.

A comprehensive report of this year’s review, prepared by Dr Larissa Collins, chair of the Pests and Beneficials Expert Group, is available here

To access the speaker’s presentations please click on the relevant session title below. Some of the files are quite large so please be patient whilst they download.

09.30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

10.00 Welcome – Larissa Collins, BCPC Pests & Beneficials Group Chairperson / Entomology Team Leader, Fera Science Ltd.

10.05 Introduction – Tim Isaac, Chair / Head of Arable, AHDB

10.15 Thresholds, risks and realities – lessons from the past to inform the future? – Bill Parker, Director of Research, AHDB

The above speaker presentation can also be viewed as a ppt here to ensure that the graphs are all visible. Please run as a slide show

10.45 IPM Decisions – Forecasts, monitoring and Decision Support Systems – Mark Ramsden, ADAS

11.00 What to measure – crop physiology perspective – Dr. Kate Storer, ADAS

11.15 – REFRESHMENTS

11.30 Remote sensing – Colin Carter, Landseer Ltd

11.50 Farmer perspectives on  metrics and DSS – Edward Cross,  Farmer

12.00 MORNING SESSION DISCUSSION

12.30 LUNCH AND POSTERS

13.35 DEPHY and the IPM monitoring; lessons learnt in France – Nicolas Munier-Jolain, INRA

13.55 Economic trade-offs associated with IPM – Alice Midmer, Demonstration and Innovation Manager, LEAF

14.15 Understanding the factors that influence the uptake of new approaches on farm – Emily Pope, Knowledge Transfer Manager Arable, AHDB

14.35 Farmer perspective on IPM on farm – TBA

14.45 AFTERNOON SESSION DISCUSSION

15.15 Closing remarks – Tim Isaac, Head of Arable, AHDB

15.30 REVIEW CLOSE

For further information contact: moira@dewpointmarketing.co.uk

Images on this page have been supplied by Fera Science Ltd (www.fera.co.uk)