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CPNB 2020: The Dundee Conference - Environmental Management & Crop Production

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25th and 26th February 2020
at Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee
for farmers, land managers, scientists and anyone interested in crop protection and environmental management
CPNB 2020 is organised by The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britai

We are pleased to announce the dates for CPNB2020, which will take place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February 2020, and invite you to join us at the UK's premier knowledge exchange conference for the agricultural industry.

CPNB 2020 is organised by The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain, a non-profit making registered charity which brings together the James Hutton Institute, Scotland's Rural College, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, SNH and the agricultural trade in Scotland.

There will be five sessions of invited papers and research reports with ample time for discussion. There will also be two poster sessions. The conference has been allocated 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards the BASIS Professional Register.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that the conference will be opened by the Scottish Government's Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon MSP, and the keynote speaker will be Professor Nicola Spence, Chief Plant Health Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 2020 will be the International Year of Plant Health, and as the President of BSPP, a new GB plant health and biosecurity strategy will be launched.


Following the opening keynote speech, Professor Gerry Saddler, Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland, and Professor Ian Toth, Director of the Scotland's Plant Health Centre, will present on Scotland in the International Year of Plant Health. The first day then continues with a session on agri-environmental and economic aspects, followed by combinable crops. Combinable crops continues on the second day, which is dedicated primarily to potatoes. Delegates will be welcome to attend the conference on either one or both days, at a cost of £105.00 per day (£115 after 1st Feb 2020), including lunch, venue, and registration charges. There are special concession rates for students (£60 / £70 after 1st Feb 2020).

CPNB 2020 covers a wide-ranging programme, with platform and poster presentations in the following areas:

  • Cropping systems and environmental interactions
  • Soils and water protection
  • Soil health
  • Composts and digestates
  • Impact of rural development and other programmes
  • Impact of EU legislation
  • All aspects of crop protection and crop production in cereals, potatoes, and other combinable crops
  • Application of new technology, integrated crop and pest management, and sustainability
  • New products
  • Crops for renewable energy
  • Precision farming
  • Pollinators
  • Crop nutrition
  • Breeding and genetics

The proceedings of CPNB 2020 have been generously sponsored by Bayer CropScience, and will be published in time for the meeting, with the opportunity for all speakers to publish a 6-page paper (8-page for invited speakers). Those presenting posters are also invited to publish a paper in the proceedings.

To register online, please visit the event page on Eventbrite.

For further details, visit the Conference website.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.