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Our final workshop, 'Biopesticides: The Regulatory Challenge', took place on 31st October 2007, at Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.

The meeting presented findings from our project on the environmental and regulatory sustainability of biopesticides as alternatives to chemical pesticides in the food chain.

The event was sponsored by RELU and Agraquest.

The workshop included presentations by:

         Dave Chandler and Wyn Grant of the University of Warwick

         Don Edgecomb of Agraquest

         Peter C Leendertse of CLM Netherlands

         Richard Davis of PSD

Full details can be found on the flyer attached here.

The delegate paper for the event can be found here

Presentations from the workshop can be found on the papers and presentations page of this website



The following event was held on 18 October 2006 (and is featured in a recent Warwick iCast).

It was also featured in recent articles in The Grower and HDC news (part 1) (part 2)

Presentations from the Conference can be found on the papers and presentations page of this website.

'Biopesticides: The Way Ahead'

Royal Agricultural Society of England, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Chaired by Professor Mark Tatchell, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick

Start time: 10 for 10.30

Session 1: Dave Chandler and Wyn Grant, Biopesticides - The Way Ahead     (10.30-11.15)

Session 2: Mark Whittaker, Koppert, What Do Growers Need? (11.15-12)

Session 3: Don Edgecomb, AgraQuest - Challenges to Bio-Pesticide Global Registration and Adoption - a Manufacturer's Perspective (12-12.45)

Lunch (12.45-13.45)

Session 4: Clare Butler Ellis, Pesticide Action Network, Reducing our Dependence on Chemical Pesticides (13.45-14.30)

Session 5: Emmett Lunny, Senior Technologist, Marks and Spencer, A Retailer's Perspective (14.30-15.15)

Conclusions: 15.30 finish

Please note:

The event was sponsored by AgraQuest, with the support of RASE

(more information on AgraQuest can be found at or by by emailing Dr Don Edgecomb at


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