SCEPTRE was a collaborative project that underpinned UK horticultural crop production by focusing on the development and delivery of applied research on high priority disease, pest and weed problems in fruit and vegetable crops in order to support approval of new products and devise integrated pest management (IPM) programmes. The SCEPTRE conference allowed growers to see the outcome and impact of this four year programme and understand what HDC is doing to strengthen the future of UK food security. The conference took place on the 24 February 2015. Researchers, agronomist and growers from across the horticultural sectors were in attendance to share their experiences with IPM and explore what the future will bring.
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SCEPTRE Conference 2015
Tim O'Neill, ADAS
The SCEPTRE project: Aims, Overview and Outcomes
Roma Gwynn, Biorationale Ltd
Biorational products: Can we expand the armoury?
Janet Williams, CPA Regulatory Affairs Manager
Development of PPPs for the EU market and how SCEPTRE worked for manufacturers-CPA
Jerry Baron, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey
IR4 and The Global Minor Use Summit
Jeroen Meeussen, European Commission
EU activities to support speciality crops - Minor Uses, Basic Substances and Low Risk Substances
Jon Knight, Horticultural Development Company (HDC)
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