BCPC VIRTUAL Pests and Beneficials Review 2021

The 6th Pests and Beneficials Review took place virtually on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Theme – Delivering IPM – Overcoming the Regulatory and Economic Barriers to Progress

The Regulatory and Commercial obstacles to IPM implementation can be as difficult to overcome as those related to the design of effective, practical IPM programmes. Given the requirement to adopt IPM widely as part of the UK’s developing agricultural strategy, this Review seeks to understand these obstacles better, and to identify who and what is involved in overcoming them.

A Report on this year’s Pests and Beneficials Review with links to the speaker presentations can be downloaded here

To access the speaker presentations please click on the presentation titles below to view


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

Introduction – Neal Evans, Operations Director, The Voluntary Initiative.

IPM of slugs – interactions between research and industry – Keith Walters, Professor of Invertebrate Biology and Pest Management, Harper Adams University

Adoption issues in agricultural technology – James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Elizabeth Creak Chair of Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University.

Precision spray technologies – detection and application – Charles Whitfield, Senior Scientist in Crop Protection, NIAB EMR.



General state of development of technologies that could be applied to pest management – Simon Pearson, Director of LIAT/ Professor of Agri-Food Technology

CRD’s view of new technologies/implications for the pesticides regulatory regime – Bryn Bircher, Policy Officer, Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) / HSE

Overview of what the US is doing with regard to ‘new’ types of pesticides e.g. biopesticides – speed registration adn risk taking – Jerry Baron, Executive Director of the IR-4 Project, USA

PANEL DISCUSSION – Regulatory and Closing Remarks

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

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