BCPC Pests and Beneficials VIRTUAL Review 2022

The 7th Pests and Beneficials Review will take place VIRTUALLY  on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Theme – Trials, Tribulations and Successes of IPM in the Field

The objective of the meeting is to better understand how to deliver practical IPM solutions to farmers.  This starts with the policy context, the research that can be undertaken and finally the delivery of tools and information to famers and the successful implementation in the field.  It also seeks to highlight the need to integrate the thinking about the implications of combining IPM management decisions for pests, diseases and weeds pests and the trade-offs that may result.

This is an invitee only event

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

Provisional Programme

10.00 Welcome – Jon Knight, BCPC Pests & Beneficials Group Chairman and Independent Consultant

10.05 Chair’s Introduction – Cathryn Lambourne, Agrifood KTN

IPM in the Field – The Context

10.15 Review of IPM related policy and hoped for outcomes – Defra Pesticides Team

10.45 Outcomes of the Defra SFI survey on IPM implementation and VI survey on the adoption and use of IPM – Henry Creissen, SRUC

11.15 Short break

Case studies of IPM Implementation

11.25 Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Case Study for IPM research – Sam Cook and Patricia Ortega-Ramos, Rothamsted Research

11.55 BYDV Case Study for the integration of Pest Management approaches for insects – Alan Dewar, Dewar Crop Protection.

12.25 Questions / Discussion – morning presentations

12.45 Lunch break

Tools for IPM

13.30 IPM Decision Support System Tools available now – IPM Decisions EU project – can the same tools be applied easily in different regions? – Mark Ramsden, ADAS

Tools that Work for Farmers

14.00 IPM implementation – the independent advisor’s perspective – Sean Sparling, AICC.

14.30 IPM implementation – the farmer’s perspective – Andy Barr, Farmer, Kent

15.00 Questions/Discussion panel

15.30 Close


For further information contact Jon Knight, chairman, Email: jon_d_knight@btinternet.com

or Moira Hart, Dewpoint Marketing Tel: 01664 823551 Email: moira@dewpointmarketing.co.uk

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