SCEPTRE Conference Videos

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.


Click here to view the full PowerPoint presentations from the day. Videos of the presentations can be seen below. 


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)