BCPC 57th Annual Weeds Review - VIRTUAL

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The 2020 BCPC Weeds Review will take place virtually on  Thursday 3 December 2020.

This is an invitation only event. 

4 BASIS and 4 NRoSO CPD points have been allocated for this event

BASIS CPD points have been applied for

Theme: The illusion of IWM: Sustainable weed management

Programme

10.00 Introduction to the 2020 Annual Weed Review, Review chairperson – Nicola Perry, Corteva

10.05 Introduction to IPM, Dr Henry Creissen, SRUC

10.25 HSE – legislation framework – Pesticide National Action plan – priorities for IPM   Adrian Dixon, Chemicals Regulation Division

10.45 Q & A – first two speakers on a panel

11.00 Case studies

11.00 Groundswell – No till – weed dynamics/carbon implications of IPM – Barney Tremaine, Groundswell

11.20 Farmer perspective on IPM – Hannah Baker, T E Darby & Sons

11.40 Sceptre Plus – project perspective – Joe Martin, AHDB

12.00 Q & A – case study speakers on a panel

12.15 Student slots – young scientists/PhD students

  • PhD on Japanese Knotweed – Sophie Hocking, Swansea University
  • Exploring the potential of inter-row cultivations to deliver meaningful weed control – Will, Smith, NIAB

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH BREAK

13.30 IWM – lessons learnt from autumn 2019 – Sean Sparling, AICC

13.50 Carbon foot print – Challenges for weed control –Sarah Wynn,  ADAS

14.10 Practical experiences of improving weed control in root vegetable production – Pete Saunders, Alan Bartlett and Sons

14.30 Conclusions/summary on IPM (specifically to weeds) –  Jonathan Storkey, Rothamsted Research 

14.45 Q & A – afternoon speakers on a panel

15.00 Closing summary

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