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Innovation in Plant Biosecurity 2017

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15-16th March 2017
at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ
for scientists, industry and anyone interested in plant biosecurity
Forest (courtesy Fera)

The Innovation in Plant Biosecurity 2017 conference will bring together plant health professionals and invasive species experts from across Great Britain and beyond to discuss novel strategies for improving plant biosecurity and establish a sustainable knowledge exchange. The event is organised against the backdrop of the Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain, as released in 2014, and revisions to the EU Plant Health Regime, which are soon to be realised.

The event marks the culmination of the LWEC THABPI project "New approaches to the early detection of tree health pests and pathogens", in which the James Hutton Institute is a partner.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Professor Sir John Beddington - Senior Adviser, Oxford Martin School
  • Professor Nicola Spence - Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra and Head of the National Plant Protection Organisation for the UK
  • Professor Helen Roy - Principal Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Dr Rupert Osborn - CEO, IP Pragmatics Ltd
  • Dr Rehema White - Researcher, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Michael Jeger - Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London and Senior Research Investigator, The Centre for Environmental Policy
  • Peter McClure - TerViva Operations Manager, Florida, US

For information on how to register visit the event 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.