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CPNB 2016: The Dundee Conference
Environmental Management & Crop Protection 23 - 24 February 2016

NEW VENUE! To maximise Networking Opportunities, the Conference will be held at the Apex City Quay Hotel, where there is ample accommodation for all residential delegates.

We are pleased to announce the Programme

On-line Booking is now open!

Or download and return a Booking Form (Word file) by post. Please note this file has "Macros" which you can safely Enable for completion of the form.

CPNB 2016 ("The Dundee Conference") will be the foremost Conference concerning environmental management and crop protection and associated topics in northern environments.

The Dundee Conference covers Agri-environmental and Economic Aspects, Combinable Crops, and Potatoes.

There is a specially discounted rate for Students.

Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain

CPNB 2016 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 are five sessions of invited papers and research reports with ample time for discussion. There are also two poster sessions. The Conference has been allocated a total of 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points (6 points for each day attended) towards the BASIS Professional Register.

Aims of the Conference

The aim of the Conference is to bring together farmers, agricultural and horticultural advisers, the technical staff of the agricultural chemical trade and all those concerned with recent advances in chemical and non-chemical crop protection, including advisory, research and government organisations, to discuss crop protection problems prevalent in northern environments. In addition to those from Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, the Conference will be of relevance to many others in Northern Europe.

It is the Association's policy to grant a concessionary rate to students. Individual students can attend at a concessionary rate of £50 per day (£60 after 1st Feb 2016), including lunch. Booking forms (available from November 2015) must be accompanied by a signed statement from the student's supervisor attesting that he/she is a full-time student.


CPNB 2016 has a wide-ranging Programme, including platform and poster sessions on the following areas:

  • Cropping systems and environmental interactions
  • Soils and Water Protection
  • Composts and digestates
  • Impact of Rural Development Programme
  • Sustainability and impact of EU legislation
  • All aspects of crop protection in cereals, potatoes, and other combinable crops
  • Application of new technology for diagnostics and integrated crop and pest management
  • New products
  • Crops for renewable energy
  • Precision Farming
  • Pollinators

Invited review papers from eminent scientists and practitioners are included in the Programme.

Venue and Costs

Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2016 is being held at The Apex City Quay Hotel and Conference Centre, Dundee, on 23 - 24 February 2016. The first day begins with 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 £95.00 per day (£105 after 1st Feb 2016), including lunch, venue, and registration charges. There are special concession rates for Students (£50 / £60 after 1st Feb 2016).

On-line Booking is now open!


Rooms will be available at:

Apex City Quay Hotel [CONFERENCE VENUE] at a cost of £92/102 Single/Double occupancy B+B (To book rooms, phone the Central Reservation Office on 0845-365-0000 and quote Group Code "CRO2202". Please note that the Apex have extended their offer of a special rate until 8th January. A limited number of rooms will then be available until 16th January.)

Premier Travel Inns (Centre, 5 min walk; or West c.15 min drive), at a cost of c. £70 to £80 per room

Holiday Inn Express, Dundee at a cost of c. £87 per room including breakfast.

For details of other Guest House Accommodation, please contact the Dundee Tourist Information Office (Telephone 01382 527527), or (Room Booking Service: 0845 2255121).

UPDATE ON AVAILABILITY AT THE INVERCARSE HOTEL Please note that rooms will not be available at the Invercarse Hotel for the 2016 Conference due to a conflicting booking they have for all their rooms for a month.

           Bayer CropScience


The Proceedings of CPNB 2016 have been generously sponsored by Bayer CropScience, and will be published in time for the meeting at a cost of £30 for those attending the conference, 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.

Bound copies of the published Proceedings are available from Tim Heilbronn at a cost of £40 including postage & packing for non-attenders.

A pdf of the 2016 Proceedings (5.21 Mb), sponsored by Bayer CropScience, can be downloaded here

A pdf of the 2014 Proceedings (4.24 Mb), sponsored by Bayer CropScience, can be downloaded here

A pdf of the 2012 Proceedings (3.21 Mb), sponsored by Bayer CropScience, can be downloaded here

A pdf of the 2010 Proceedings (3.40 Mb), sponsored by Bayer CropScience, can be downloaded here

The Dundee Conference is the only forum targeted specifically at these issues in northern climates. Attendance is worth 12 BASIS points (6 per day).


Attendance is important for advisers, technical staff of the agricultural chemical trade, and researchers in both the public and private sectors of crop protection. Students with specific interest in crop protection are encouraged to attend.





(A non-profit making, Registered Charity: SCO 1488)

Standing Committee
F. Burnett (Chairman), SRUC Edinburgh
D. Kiezebrink (Secretary)
A. Newton (Treasurer), James Hutton Institute
T.D. Heilbronn (Administrator)

M. Ballingall, SRUC Edinburgh
J. Chard, SASA
A. Lees, James Hutton Institute
H. Coutts, AICC Representative
K. O'Donnell, SASA


Tim Heilbronn
CPNB Administrator
74a Errol Road
Dundee DD2 5AF
Tel: 07754 271562