2018 Congress Programme

18.30 – 19.30 Drinks reception
19.30 – 21.30 Congress dinner
(hosted by the AAB) 
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and Introduction
Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Dr Susannah Bolton (ADHB)
09.15 – 09.45 Agrichemicals and cropping in a small, non-subsidised New Zealand market
Nick Pyke (FAR NZ)
09.45 – 10.15 Anticipating the withdrawal of glyphosate in France: some technical and economic elements
Ludovic Bonin (ARVALIS – Institut du vegetal)
10.15 – 10.30 Q&A Session
Morning break 10.30 – 11.00
Tony Pexton (BCPC)
11.00 – 11.30 The UK Agricultural Bill – delivering a “Green Brexit”
Henry Dieudonné-Demaria (Defra)
11.30 – 12.00 Brexit
Dave Bench (Chemicals at Health and Safety Executive)
12.00 – 12.30 How will Brexit change crop protection for UK farmers and growers?
Dr Chris Hartfield (NFU)
Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
12.30 – 12.45 Q&A Session
Lunch 12.45 – 14.00
Stream A – Regulatory Affairs
Iain Watt (TSG Consulting)
Stream B – Regulatory Science
Steve Norman (Ridgeway Eco)
14.00 – 14.30 REFIT of Pesticides Legislation – An industry analysis of information and opinions collected
Jean-Pierre Busnardo (Corteva Agriscience)
 14.00 – 14.30 A very sensitive ghost. The special & spatial phantom midge (Chaoborus spp)
Steve Norman (Ridgeway Eco)
14.30 – 15.00 Initiatives for enhancing the transparency of regulatory information and decision-making – Review and assessment by the Crop Protection Industry
Dr Martyn Griffiths (Bayer SAS)
14.30 – 15.00 Do we have the correct priorities in safety testing of Biopesticides vs Agrochemicals?
David Esdaile (CITOX lab)
Afternoon break 15.00 – 15.30
Stream A Stream B
15.30 – 16.00 Why we need a data call in system in the EU, soon
Hans Mattaar (ECCA)
15.30 – 16.00 Reflecting on a decade of landscape and catchment scale risk assessments: lessons learnt and opportunities for the future
Dr Greg Hughes (Cambridge Environmental Assessments)
16.00 – 16.30 The Regulation of co-formulants used in Plant Protection Products: Progress update – views of industry
Ewelina Sobczak (Syngenta)
16.00 – 16.30 Recent developments in bee ecotoxicological testing
Dr Emma Wright (Fera Science Ltd)
16.30 – 17.00 Why we are NOT going to get a data call in system in the EU anytime soon
Dr Michael Carroll (Arysta LifeScience)
16.30 – 17.00 Monitoring rabbit populations using some technical solutions – Example of a field-effects
Dr Olaf Fuelling (tier3 solutions GmbH)
17.00 – 17.30 Can we improve protection of the environment and streamline the evaluation process for PPPs?
Johan Axelman (Swedish Chemicals Agency)
17.45 – 19.00 Drinks reception
09:00 Chairman’s Introduction
Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Plenary/ workshop
CRD (Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK HSE)This workshop session will examine some of the issues for plant protection products arising from the UK leaving the EU.  Key aspects of the approach being taken by HSE and Defra will be outlined. Delegates reaction to the implications of a negotiated settlement or no deal outcome will be explored.
12.00 – 12.15 Close of Congress
Dr Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Lunch 12.45 – 14.00


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