BCPC Congress 2024
Shaping the Future of Crop Protection
26-27 November 2024 | Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate, UK


The BCPC Congress will return to the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate on 26-27 November.

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With domestic agricultural policy firmly behind driving sustainable farming practices, this year’s Congress delves into how this is shaping food production in the UK and the potential impact on pesticide regulation and use. At a broad-brush level there is the balance between ensuring we produce enough nutritious food for a growing population while minimising the impacts that a focus on this alone might have on the environment.

The conservative government’s Sustainable Farming Incentive has provided a number of attractive options for taking land out of food production to boost biodiversity, soil health and mitigating the effects of climate change. But how is this effecting land use, and could it potentially be detrimental to the country’s food security? Will any change of government result in a further modification of policy?

These are the issues that will be the focus of the first morning, before the conference programme splits into two streams in the afternoon.

Stream A – Regulatory Affairs – will look at the regulatory framework that is evolving, including issues such as biocontrol and the possible regulatory implications of precision application.

Stream B – New Approaches to Agronomy – will look at how the latest science is being put into practice, including precision application and best use of new emerging technologies.

On the final day the future of pesticides becomes the central theme and how the Sustainable Use Directive, the National Action Plan for Pesticides (if published) and the Sustainable Farming Incentive are likely to change the landscape for pesticide use in the years ahead.

The programme will then move to the afternoon workshop giving delegates an opportunity to provide comment and input into how HSE’s Chemical Regulation Division is looking to regulate plant protection products and biocides in line with government policy.

In addition to the packed programme there will be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow delegates, sharing experiences and insights to apply in your own respective fields of expertise.

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26-27 November 2024
Harrogate, UK

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