A look into the future of European arable agriculture and how the regulatory environment for plant protection products will need to change.
This year’s Congress offers a programme of presentations, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and a CRD workshop covering existing and future regulatory challenges.
On day one representatives from all three EU zones will update delegates on progress and the challenges in working with Regulation 1107/2009. This will run in parallel with presentations on current regulatory, scientific issues in human and environmental health. In the afternoon a session on voluntary initiatives will look at alternative means of regulating the use of pesticide products with speakers from BASF, Thames Water and a grower’s representative. A short series of presentations will cover the future challenges and possible solutions for European arable agriculture. At the end of the day, the UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD), Health and Safety Executive will run a workshop enabling delegates to engage directly with senior representatives.
Day two starts with an opening plenary from the Soil Association followed by a round table Q&A on a wish list for the future for regulation, with representatives from Bayer, Syngenta and ECCA. A second stream of presentations will focus on sustainability in modern, intensive agriculture. The theme of the Congress then develops throughout the day alongside presentations on current regulatory issues such as implementation by MS authorities and experience with EFSA guidance.
All presentations will be delivered by experts in their field and delegates will have ample opportunity in Q&A sessions and at breaks to meet colleagues, experts and suppliers of services to the industry.
In the event of the UK exiting the EU, await an exciting set of opinions and presentations to add to the rich mix of topics that we hope characterises this event for the regulatory community.
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