#UKPlantSciPresents webinar series

Virtual on Zoom

The fourth season of the #UKPlantSciPresents webinar series runs from September 28th - December 21st 2021. The series promotes excellence in UK plant science and each webinar features two speakers who will talk for 25minutes allowing 10 minutes for delegate questions. They take place at 3pm BST or GMT (after October 2021). The series promotes […]

Applied Biology and Climate change: AAB-COP26 webinar series.

Virtual on Zoom

The COP26 Climate Conference is hosted in Glasgow in November 2021 and is (another) critical moment for humanity to establish policies to combat the myriad threats posed by climate change. As a UK-based society the AAB will mark this important event by hosting a webinar series that looks at how applied biology is impacted by […]

Trees for the Future Diversity and complexity for resilience and carbon storage

University of Birmingham, UK

Visit hybrid event website November 3-4 2021 As  a key part of actions to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the  UK Government set a target of up to 19% woodland cover. Key decisions  therefore are required concerning how and where we expand tree cover.  Modern forestry is generally based on monocultures largely because […]

Thinking Differently about Soil-borne Disease Management


Visit website for this Virtual event With increasing awareness of the importance of ‘soil health’ and pressure to reduce pesticide inputs and use alternatives, this conference aims to bring together a unique group with expertise in a range of disciplines to present and discuss ways to manage soil-borne diseases ‘outside of the current toolbox’. The […]

Improving Global and Local IPM

Olde Barn Hotel, Grantham

Visit Event Website Over the last decade, the AAB “Advances in Biocontrol, IPM” Conference has become a popular fixture on our 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 […]

Advances in Soil Biology

Marriott Hotel, Peterborough, PE2 6GB Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood,Peterborough,

Visit Event Website Advances in soil biological knowledge has implications for the better management of soils. This event is a collaboration between AAB and AHDB Soil Biology and Soil Health partnership with an aim to showcase recent advances and identify the next frontiers in soil biology. We encourage all researchers advancing the science of soil […]

Advances in Nematology 2021

Linnean Society, London

Visit Event Website One-day Hybrid event hosted online and at The Linnean Society in Central London December 14th 2021 We invite contributions in areas encompassing all the applied biology of nematology (molecular biology of nematodes or hosts, ecology, epidemiology, management of plant-parasitic nematodes, entomopathogenic nematodes and emerging diagnostic methods). Event website: https://cvent.me/D5Gx4G Call for abstracts […]

International Advances in Pesticide Application

Chamber of Agriculture, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Over the last three decades the Association Of Applied Biologists, Pesticide Application Group has provided a forum for researchers and practitioners from around the world to present and discuss progress with the development of pesticide application technology. During this time great advances have been made to improve the efficacy and safety of pesticides, resulting in […]

Closed Transfer Systems Workshop

Silsoe Spray Applications Unit

Timing could be considered the most important factors when it comes to applying crop protection products. A great spray applied at the wrong time isn’t nearly as effective as a mediocre spray applied at the right time. To get application timing correct efficiencies outside of the field can be hugely beneficial. Filling of the sprayer […]

Understanding and managing biotic and abiotic stresses of horticultural crops

University of Reading Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire

Horticultural crops are facing unprecedented challenges in the face of global warming and climate change. As weather becomes more extreme and unpredictable in future decades, growers will need access to crops capable of withstanding periods of severe environmental and biological stress. The understanding of plant abiotic and biotic responses on the molecular and genetic level […]

Shaping the Future for Pollinators – Innovations in Farmed Landscapes

Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, Slough, UK

The Association of Applied Biologists has teamed up with the British Ecological Society and Royal Entomological Society to deliver a 3-day conference “Shaping the Future for Pollinators: Innovations in Farmed Landscapes”. Pollinators play a vital role in maintaining both semi-natural and agricultural ecosystems and healthy populations bolster food security, livelihoods and social wellbeing. With evidence […]