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Reports are included in Crop Protection Monthly from about 30 international conferences every year covering a very wide range of topics, as well as shorter reports on other events and seminars. Detailed calendars of most of the main agricultural conferences scheduled to be held in 2007 can be found at the websites of IPMnet and the Agriculture Network Information Centre. Some of the conferences due to be reported during 2007 in Crop Protection Monthly include the following:
2007 Conference Calendar
22 January - Biocontrol in Arable Crops at Studley Castle, Warwickshire, UK www.aab.org.uk
23-25 January - Delivering Arable Biodiversity at Studley Castle, Warwickshire, UK www.aab.org.uk
27-28 February - Crop Protection in Southern Britain at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, UK. Following on from the very successful “Crop Protection in Northern Britain” conferences organised by the Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain (which brings together SCRI, SAC, SASA, SNH, SEPA and the agricultural trade in Scotland), the Association of Applied Biologists is planning to organise a biennial conference in the years between these conferences in southern Britain.
9-10 May - 14th Registration of Agrochemicals in Europe 2007 - organised by Informa LifeSciences. This conference will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Brussels, Belgium . With the proposals for the new agrochemical regulation facing their first reading in the European Parliament this conference, made up of 25 sessions, provides a good opportunity for regulatory affairs professionals to keep up to date with the evolving regulatory guidelines. In 2006 the conference attracted over 140 delegates from 23 countries. For more information see www.iir-events.com/IIR-conf/LifeSciences/EventView.aspx?EventID=904.
22 May - 59th International Symposium on Crop Protection Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
13-14 June - Cereals 2007 - This popular annual arable event incorporates Sprays & Sprayers and is organised by Haymarket Business Exhibitions in association with ADAS, the East of England Agricultural Society, Farmers Weekly, HGCA, Syngenta and Velcourt. In 2007 Cereals will be held at Vine Farm, Wendy, Near Royston, Cambridgeshire.
Cereals is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry; the place to do business - 67 ha of stands and live demonstrations, 350 leading suppliers offering a complete one-stop service; from seeds to sprayers, crop varieties to cultivation equipment, fertiliser to finance and some 21,000 professional farmers.
10 June -
Fresenius Conference on Pesticide Residues in Food is
being held by SGS Institut Fresenius and Akademie Fresenius in
event is for analytical chemists, legislators, researchers and
quality managers from the agrochemical and food industry, from food
retailers and from official food surveillance offices. The subjects for
discussion include the role of the Community Reference Laboratories,
stability of pesticides during sample processing, the concept of a
generic method, qualitative analysis by LC/MS and practical
experience with GC-MS/MS. It will also cover systematic pesticide
residue monitoring in organic food, rapid alert systems for food
and feed, total diet study and enforcement programme, setting up
laboratories in developing countries and monitoring programmes in
27 to 28 June - 9th Fresenius AGRO Conference on the Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water is being being held by SGS Institut Fresenius and Akademie Fresenius in Cologne, Germany. This event is for managers in regulatory affairs, environmental fate and ecotoxicology from the agrochemical industry. The subjects for discussion include the new EU Regulation for Plant Protection Products, update on the OECD programme for mutual recognition in European pesticide registration. It also covers exposure assessments of pesticides in biocidal products, progress on the TOPPS and FOOTPRINT projects. It will also include presentations on assessing the risk of pesticides to surface water taking into account the 91/414 Directive and the Water Framework Directive, the role of climate control on pesticide leaching, new results on FOCUS groundwater, FOCUS surface water scenarios and regulatory and technical developments in aquatic exposure assessment.
10-11 July - Harnessing the Potential of Agricultural Biotechnology for Europe to be held in Amsterdam and organised by Informa Life Sciences. This is aimed at helping delegates to develop ways of improving the market and R&D arena for commercial plant biotechnolgy products in Europe. Key experts from the plant biotch industry, lobby groups and representative bodies will provide a practical view of how to make the most of the benefits that agrobiotech has to offer.
25-26 September - AgChemForum organised by Informa Life Sciences. This year AgchemForum moves to Germany and is being held at the Hotel Palace Berlin. The programme has been researched with industry professionals to ensure that the most important topics are on the agenda.
1- Keeping up to date with the science behind human health and environmental risk assessments
2- Understanding latest opinions and merits on novel data types and methodologies
3- How to remain compliant and keep up to date with updated horizontal and international legislations
4- Practical advice on risk management, risk assessment and risk communication
There will be an international panel of over 60 key stakeholders from academia, industry and
national authorities to provide the most up-to-date information.
15-18 October - The XVI International Plant Protection Congress (in association with the IAPPS and the BCPC international Congress and Exhibition) is to be held at the SECC, Glasgow UK. With over 40 platform sessions, discussion fora and debate, fully supported by complementary poster sessions, this Congress promises to be an essential event for all interested in crop protection and crop production.
22-23 October - The 2nd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2007) held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland
11-12 December 20th Conférence du COLUMA. International conference on weed control in Dijon, France organised by the AFPP.
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