Theme – IPM bringing it together

The Pests and Beneficials Review was held on 26 January 2023 at the Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB, Cambridge.

Presentations from the day are available below.


9.30 – Registration and Coffee

10.00 Welcome, Review Chairperson
 Susannah Bolton, SRUC

10.15 IPM R&D
An overview of Defra’s involvement in current projects. – Holly Alpren, Pesticides ad Hazardous Waste Evidence Team,  Dr Holly Alpren, Defra
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10.40 Plant Breeding/Genetics for IPM

11.05 Examples in the field – Bean seed fly
Andrew Jukes, Warwick Crop Centre
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11.30 Coffee / comfort break

11.45 Getting the best out of biopesticides for IPM – what are the priorities for the future? – Dave Chandler, Warwick University
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12.10 Discussion

12.30 PhD Poster Session

Short talks by PhD students on projects related to IPM.

13.00  Lunch

14.00 Examples in the field

  • Sugar beet – integrating BYV resistance, implications and impacts on IPM approach – Mark Stevens, BBRO
    Presentation to Follow 9 February

14.25 Harnessing Nature for pests and diseases control in UK Top Fruit.
Nigel Jenner, Tree Fruit agronomist – Avalon Fresh
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14.50 Unintended consequences and risk assessment around IPM
Martyn Cox, Agronomist – Blackthorn Arable
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15.15 Review summary Chair

15.30 Close