Over the last decade, the AAB “Advances in Biocontrol and IPM” Conference has become a popular fixture in the national calendar of events. The overall objective has been to create an annual gathering of the IPM community at which policy makers, experienced researchers, early career scientists and practitioners can detach themselves from their usual day-to-day pressures and become totally immersed in this important subject. To broaden its appeal still further, we will continue with a hybrid format to enable both in-person delegates at our regular conference venue and those who prefer to join us online.
Aim: To attract presentations on latest developments and novel Biocontrol/IPM approaches nearing completion or recently launched
Confirmed speaker: Lauren Dipenbrock (University of Florida), Monique Rivera (Cornell University)
Aim: To identify forthcoming gaps/problems the industry will face in effective transition to IPM from conventional chemicals; “New” pests arising from the loss of conventional products; Novel innovations under research to address these issues.
– Recognizing the potential that in some cases only early/incomplete datasets may be available for some studies, and in others there may be a need for caution regarding how much information is released, this session will include both full papers and short lightening talks as required.
Confirmed speaker: Chris Wallwork (Agrii)
Aim: To encourage contributions from Growers/ Supermarkets.
Confirmed speakers: Ron Stobart (Sainsburys), Andy Howard (Local Farmer):
Aim: Compare different legislator approaches to consider best practice. It is hoped various industry sectors would be interested in the regulatory environment (uncertainty; small size/limited resources ….)