|With the changes in European pesticide legislation and the implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive and UK National Action Plan, there has never been a more important time to pool UK knowledge and expertise in novel methods of pest, disease and weed management.
The AABs Advances in Biocontrol & IPM and Biopesticides conferences have become firm fixtures on the UKs calendar of IPM events. The objective has been to create a gathering of the IPM community at which policy makers, experienced researchers, young scientists and practitioners can detach themselves from their usual day-to-day pressures and become totally immersed in the subject. Previous conference programmes have explored policy issues, technical developments, commercial uptake and factors which constrain the successful use of biopesticides.
To facilitate greater interaction between policy makers, scientists and practitioners, the AAB have joined forces with the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association and will combine the Advances and Biopesticides events in 2013.
The joint conference will be spread over two days with the option to stay overnight and enjoy an informal conference dinner. The programme will be broken down into a series of important subject areas. Each session will be introduced by invited keynote speakers who either have responsibility for the implementation of new policies or work at the forefront of technological developments. The bulk of the sessions will be comprised of short papers selected from those offered by delegates. In order to involve as many people and topics as possible, speakers will be restricted to slots of 15 minutes.
The events have been fully subscribed in previous years and we strongly advise you to register your interest as soon as possible to secure your place.