Congress Programme

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction
Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Chair
Tony Pexton
10.00 – 10.30 Current Policy for Agriculture in a Green Brexit
Speaker to be confirmed
10.30 – 11.00 Topic title to be confirmed
Julie Girling
Morning break 11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00 Topic title to be confirmed
Robert Shearsby (Chair, Agricultural Industries Confederation)
12.00 – 12.30 Time for a new approach to develop sustainable plant health solutions for UK farmers and growers
Guy Smith (NFU Deputy President)
12.30 – 13.00 Plant Genetic Technologies for a Green Brexit: Opportunities and Problems
Dr Tina Barsby OBE (NIAB)
13.00 – 13.20 Q&A Session
Lunch 13.20 – 14.15
Regulatory Affairs
Chair to be announced
14.15 – 14.45 Transparency of regulatory information NEW: Industry input in managing key challenges of the revised General Food Law
Dr Martyn Griffiths (Bayer CropScience)
14.45 – 15.15 GLP, Trade Secrets and Regulatory Transparency: where do we go from here?
Mike Carroll (TSG Consulting)
Afternoon break 15.15 – 15.45
15.45 – 16.15 Endocrine disruption: science and regulatory significance
Dr Steve Ruckman (TSG Consulting)
16.15 – 16.45 Regulatory considerations for New Breeding Techniques: Challenges and Opportunities
Karen Holt (Syngenta)
16.45 – 17.15 Recent developments in regulatory data protection
Hans Mattar (ECCA)
17.15 – 17.35 Q&A Session
17.15 – 17.40 Close of day 1
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2019
Delivering IPM and Precision Agriculture
Chair Bill Parker (AHDB)
08.30 – 09.10 Minimising the global environmental impact of food production
Professor Rhys Green (University of Cambridge)
09.10 – 09.50 “Input Management – assessing risk and reward with an IPM approach”
Nick Poole (Foundation for Arable Research (Australia) Ltd)
09.50 – 10.20 IPM – a Strategic Insight
Martin Grantley-Smith (AHDB)
Morning break 10.20 – 10.40
Chair Dr Chris Hartfield (NFU Plant Health Unit)
10.40 – 11.00 Precision agriculture in the UK
Alun James (Sagentia)
11.00 – 12.30 Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) Workshop ‘Regulating Precision Agriculture’
CRD Chair/Speaker(s) to be announced
Lunch 12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.30 CRD Workshop
CRD Chair/Speaker(s) to be announced
Afternoon break 14.30 – 14.50
Chair Dr Chris Hartfield (NFU Plant Health Unit)
14.50 – 15.10 ‘How do we best use insecticides in better pest control strategies?’
Professor Lin Field (Rothamsted Research)
15.10 – 15.30 IPM and farm assurance
Paul Temple (The Voluntary Initiative)
15.30 – 15.50 Q&A Session
15.50 – 16.00 Close of Congress
Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)

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