The AAB's Advances in Biocontrol and Biopesticides conferences have become firm fixtures on the UKs calendar of IPM events. The highly successful programmes have explored policy issues, technical developments, commercial uptake as well as factors which commonly constrain the successful use of biopesticides. The following are a few examples of the positive feedback received from delegates in 2013:
"I've attended this conference for several years as it is the only event focused specifically on IPM. The chance to discuss with scientists, policy makers and practitioners provides a unique perspective on this developing area. Good IPM brings together a range of technologies and techniques and the event provides a forum to consider them all."
Chris Wallwork, Horticulture Technical Manager, Agrii.
"It was refreshing to attend a conference where there was a decent discussion after the presentations and a well engaged audience. Congratulations to all"
Dr Alison Hamer (International biopesticides registration expert) TSGE LLP
"I found it very well organised and the ratio between presentations and discussions seemed perfect for the group of delegates"
Dr Henrik Brodsgaard, Danish Ministry of the Environment
"I do believe you have established an important forum for the industry"
Dr Graeme Gowling, Group Leader, BASF Agricultural Specialities Ltd
As in previous years, the AAB's objective in 2014 will be 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
The 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.