2020 Congress Programme

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2020
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome and Introduction
Dr Colin Ruscoe (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
Plenary Session: Impact of the UK Agriculture and Environment bills
09.40 – 09.50 Chair: Tony Pexton (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
09.50 – 10.10 Crop solutions: a vision for the future
Dave Bench (Crop Protection Association, CPA)
10.10 – 10.30 The Agriculture Bill and the UK’s future agricultural policy – what does the future hold for arable farmers?
Nick von Westonholtz (National Farmers Union, NFU)
10.30 – 10.45 Q&A Session Tony Pexton, Dave Bench & Nick von Westonholtz
Break: Exhibition & Networking 10.45 – 11.00
Plenary Session: Production, environmental and consumer drivers on Regulation: Case studies
11.00 – 11.20 Driving up yields in Canada, is pesticide registration limiting opportunities?
Peter Johnson (Real Agriculture, Canada)
11.20 – 11.40 Using big data to explore UK and global trends in biodiversity
Dr Charlie Outhwaite (University College London, UCL)
11.40 – 12.00 Changing consumer attitudes to food production
Martin Grantley-Smith (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, AHDB)
12.00 – 12.15 Q&A Session Tony Pexton, Peter Johnson, Dr Charlie Outhwaite & Martin Grantley-Smith
Exhibition & Networking 12.15 – 13.00
13.00 End of day 1
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2020
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome back and intro to stream breakouts
Dr Colin Ruscoe (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
09.40 – 09.50 Stream A
The future of UK and EU PPP regulatory system
Chair: Iain Watt (TSG Consulting)
Stream B
Adopting and measuring IPM
Chair: Jim Orson (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
09.50 – 10.10 The latest from the UK
Darren Flynn (HSE Chemicals Regulation Division)
Building a resilient farming system
Poul Hovesen (Salle and Holkham Estates, Norfolk)
10.10 – 10.30 The day after – the central zone after UK left EU (MS perspective)
Christian Prohaska (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, AGES, Austria)
Thresholds, risks and realities – lessons from the past to inform the future of IPM?
Dr Bill Parker (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, AHDB)
10.30 – 10.50 Farm to Fork impact on PPP regulatory regime
Hans Mattaar ECCA
Facilitating Biopesticide Options for Specialty Crops
Dr Jerry Baron
10.50 – 11.05 Q&A Session Iain Watt, Darren Flynn, Christian Prohaska and Hans Mattaar Q&A Session Jim Orson, Poul Hovesen, Dr Bill Parker and Dr Jerry Baron
Break: Exhibition & Networking 11.05 – 11.30
11.30 – 11.50 Pesticides Regulations – The Future
Susie Willows (Defra)
Measuring adoption levels of IPM practices on arable farms
Dr Henry Creissen (Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC)
11.50 – 12.10 Transparency of regulatory data
Dr Martyn Griffiths (Bayer SAS)
IPM implementation in Denmark – tools, status and possible future initiatives Prof. Per Kudsk (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
12.10 – 12.25 Q&A Session Iain Watt, Susie Willows and Dr Martyn Griffiths Q&A Session Jim Orson, Dr Henry Creissen & Prof. Per Kudsk
Exhibition & Networking 12.25 – 13.00
13.00 End of day 2
DAY 3 – THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2020
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome back and intro to day 3
Dr Colin Ruscoe (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
Plenary Session: Practical and regulatory issues in precision pesticide application 
09.40 – 09.50 Chair: Chris Hartfield (National Farmers Union, NFU)
09.50 – 10.10 Precision agriculture: technologies that are set to transform agriculture as we know it
Dr Alun James (Sagentia)
10.10 – 10.30 Precision crop protection, the next practical steps
Dr Nick Tillett (Tillett and Hague Technology Ltd)
10.30 – 10.45 Q&A Session Chris Hartfield, Dr Alun James & Dr Nick Tillett
Break: Exhibition & Networking 10.45 – 11.00
11.00 – 12.20 PPP regulation post Transition Period – the next chapter
Christine Snaith (HSE Chemicals Regulation Division)
CRD Workshop
HSE Chemicals Regulation Division
12.20 – 12.35 Q&A Session
12.35 – 12.45 Close of Congress
Dr Colin Ruscoe (British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
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