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Please note that the Conference Dinner will be held at the Marriott Hotel.


Crop Production in Southern Britain 2017
To be held at
Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, UK
15 -16 February 2017
10 BASIS points have been awarded as follows: 4CP, 3E, 2AP and 1PN

The conference, which is the sixth in this series, will provide a major platform for the dissemination of recent and possible future developments in crop protection and production research and practice with a focus on dissemination to advisers and practitioners. Papers are likely to range in content from those with a high biological science focus, to those that report new options for chemical or non-chemical control or address key practical issues for crop production. Topics that are likely to feature throughout the sessions include:

 plant breeding and variety improvement

 optimising nutrient management

 building soil fertility and soil health

 optimising crop rotations

 optimising pesticide use

 the role of non-chemical measures to support and sustain pesticide control measures

 understanding and responding to pesticide resistance

 implications of the loss or potential loss of authorisation of key pesticide products

 meeting market and environmental requirements

 new active ingredients and their role in future crop protection systems

 assessing, mapping and determining site-specific management requirements

 the role of new technologies, such as sensing methods, UAV platforms and robotics, in future arable systems

 the role of cover crops in arable systems

 novel methods of crop protection and crop management

 pesticide application technology

All offers of papers relevant to current and future cropping systems will be considered for presentation at the conference

Sessions are likely to be arranged around the following 6 topic areas:

 future cropping strategies

 the role of plant breeding in delivering sustainable intensification

 optimising soil and nutrient management for yield, quality and environmental protection goals

 regulatory, environmental, economic and consumer considerations for future crop production

 control of weeds, diseases, insects and other pests in arable crops

 precision application of site-specific management requirements

Descriptions of papers can be submitted by mailing or faxing the attached sheet to the AAB Office, or online via our web site at http://www.aab.org.uk. Click on CONFERENCES and then ABSTRACTS in the menu bar, then the title of Conference. Once you have registered as a user you can upload your details. Please indicate if your offer is for a poster or a platform presentation. Please ensure your POP UP BLOCKER is off, or the abstract may not load properly.

Presentations and posters from this Conference will be produced together in a volume of the Aspects of Applied Biology series (2-8 page papers). Copies will be available to delegates at the Conference. First drafts of Aspects papers are required by 10 December 2016. Offers received by the 30 September 2016, will be given priority for platform presentations.

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