The event will bring together a varied audience including industry, academia, farmers, growers, government and funders. We want to achieve an Agri-Tech Industry opinion around Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to drive compelling discussions during and after the event.
We’re working with the
at the and the Transforming Food Production team of the to bring this event to the community.
Here’s an overview of what to expect:
? Scene-setting presentations including an overview of IPM approaches
? Thoughts on the current agricultural landscape in the UK, how IPM is being used and future opportunities
? A discussion around opportunities (e.g. funding) to support future work in this area
? An interactive session to gather audience input on challenges and opportunities for IPM
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Why is Integrated Pest Management a priority?
In 2018, the KTN Plant Sector Advisory Board released a
defining clear priorities for the UK sector.
The report highlighted 12 priority areas for future research and implementation efforts. The priority areas are organised around three themes:
Sustainable improvements in productivity, quality and safety
Improving social awareness and proliferation of required skills
Environmental protection to support intensification
Many of the topics highlighted by the report have links to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches. This includes:
Crop health & protection
The report mentions two critical factors that will support the adoption of IPM approaches: social impact acceptance and co-innovation between developers and end users.
Discussions around opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of IPM approaches are particularly timely. The
declared 2020 the , and the released its policy update on .