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International Symposium and Networking Event


12th-14th September 2022, Swansea University, Wales, UK

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is undergoing a rapid change as modern technologies, such as electronic sensors, robotic crop inspectors and drones, are becoming normalised in crop production both in protected and arable settings.

The New IPM conference is a bringing together of everybody involved in the agribusiness chain, to present and discuss new innovations and how they are being implemented in crop protection.

It is a unique event that brings together industrialists and leading researchers to share approaches and experiences in this strategic domain, covering the following key themes: 

· Biopesticides and their role in IPM

· Digital technologies; remote sensing, drones and other diagnostic tools

· Crop Monitoring

· IPM-Compatible Formulation Technologies

· Regulatory requirements

· Partnerships to improve IPM Opportunities

· Promising Breakthroughs for New IPM Programs

The programme for the event is currently being finalised. We welcome any abstract submissions for either an oral or poster presentaton. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 July 2022. 

Following the symposium there will be a free Collaborative R&D Funding Support Networking Day  on Wednesday 14th September 2022. Organised by Swansea University’s Research and Innovation Services and supported by SCoRE Cymru, this free networking session will offer an opportunity for Welsh industry and academia to network with international partners.

The focus will be funding opportunities from UK and EU sources, in particular Horizon Europe Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and environment) and related calls around plant health, resilient infrastructure and low risk pesticides.

The conference will be an opportunity for researchers, technologists and end users to hear from others working in the field and to exchange ideas. The networking event is free and open to all. 

Networking Day