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Biopesticides Meeting

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2006

Venue: Royal Agricultural Society of England showground, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Biopesticides are pest management tools that are based on beneficial micro-organisms, nematodes or other biologically-based active ingredients which can contribute to sustainable crop protection of plants.  Biopesticides can be highly valuable components of Integrated Pest Management.

Warwick HRI will hold a one day meeting to discuss the use of biopesticides in sustainable crop protection and will explore the challenges of getting effective products to farmers and growers.  Sponsored by AgraQuest, the meeting will be held at the Royal Agricultural Society of England showground, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

This meeting forms part of an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Warwick on the environmental and regulatory sustainability of biopesticides as alternatives to chemical pesticides in the food chain.  This collaborative project is funded by the UK Rural Economy & Land Use initiative.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Wyn Grant and Dr David Chandler, University of Warwick.
    Biopesticides – the way ahead
  • Dr Mark Whittaker, Koppert Biological Systems UK.
    What do growers need?
  • Dr Don Edgecomb, Director of International Business Development, AgraQuest, Sacramento, California.
    Challenges to biopesticide global registration and adoption – a manufacturers’ perspective
  • Clare Butler Ellis, Pesticides Action Network.
    Reducing our dependence on chemical pesticides
  • Emmett Lunny, Senior Technologist, Marks and Spencer.
    A retailer’s perspective

The registration fee for this event is £35.00 per person and includes lunch.  BASIS points will be awarded for this event.  For more information, or to book your place, please contact Jeanette Horton by email: or ext. 74455. 

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Cook, Communications Manager
Warwick HRI
The University of Warwick

Ext. 75254