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CPNB 2018: The Dundee Conference
Environmental Management & Crop Production 27 - 28 February 2018


The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of our Main Sponsor - Bayer CropScience


09.00   Welcome by Professor Fiona Burnett, SRUC Edinburgh, Chair ACPNB


The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of the Scottish Society for Crop Research for the Opening Session

Chair:   Fiona Burnett, SRUC Edinburgh, Chair ACPNB

09.10   Keynote: The global movement of plant pests and pathogens: implications for food security Professor Sarah Gurr

Sarah Gurr holds the Chair in Food Security, a post created by Exeter University in association with BBSRC and Rothamsted Research. She is former President of The British Society of Plant Pathology.

09.35   Discussion


The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of James Hutton Ltd for the Agriculture and the Environment Session

Chair: David McCracken, Professor of Agricultural Ecology, SAC Consulting

            Jennifer Best, SEPA Edinburgh
            Rebecca Audsley, SAC Consulting
            Paul Chapman, SAC Consulting
            Jackie Hughes, SASA, Edinburgh

09.50   Chair's Introduction

09.55   Keynote: Can we reduce detrimental impacts of nitrogen fertilisation by crop plant selection?
Tim Daniell, Sheffield University & James Hutton Institute

10.20   Healthy soils for crop production
           Roy Neilson, David Roberts, Kenneth Loades, Aurora Lozana & Tim Daniell, JHI

10.35   Discussion

10.45   Coffee / Tea

11.10   IPM practices on arable farms in the UK and Ireland
           Henry Creissen, Richard Tranter, Phil Jones, Fiona Burnett, Stephen Jess,
           Robbie Girling, Michael Gaffney, Fiona Thorne & Steven Kildea, SRUC

11.25   Introducing PARTRIDGE: a European network of demonstration sites to highlight how
           agri-environment schemes can be improved

           Fiona Torrance & Dave Parish,GWCT

11.40   Measuring and managing soil health in field horticultural crops - outcomes from the
           GREATsoils project
Audrey Litterick, Earthcare Technical Ltd; Anja Vieweger,
           Ben Raskin, Martin Wood & Bruce Pearce

11.55   Discussion

12.05   Farming & Water Scotland - helping farmers keep on the right side of the regulations
           Rebecca Audsley, SAC Consulting & Lucy Filby SEPA

12.20   Evidence from targeted pesticide monitoring to identify priorities under the Water
           Framework Directive
[Fiona Napier presenting] Alan Hern, Sharon Anderson, Alex Reid, Jennifer Best,
           & Daniel MerckelAshley Roberts, SEPA

12.35   "The Bees' needs" : using molecular analysis of bee collected pollen to understand which
           plants play an important role in honey bee forage

           [Alex Reid presenting] Fiona Highet, Toteva G, Downie M, Peterson M, Gray A & Reid A, SASA

12.50nbsp;  Discussion

13.00   Close of Session. Lunch and Poster Session

Associated Posters:

The exploitation of low rabbit numbers to control damage in the long term Brian Boag, G. Hartley, S Campbell, R Neilson & A Hernandezbr, James Hutton Institute

Identifying how to improve Knowledge Transfer relating to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on Irish arable farmsBrian Duggan, Henry Creissen, Angela Feechan, Michael Hennessy, Steven Kildea & A Markey, TEAGASC

IPM tools for pest and disease management in raspberry plantations Alison Karley, J Graham, C Mitchell, D Williams, N Jennings, A Dolan, S Macfarlane, A Prashar, G Begg & N Birch, James Hutton Institute

Can PGPR be used to control bacterial pathogens on horticultural produce?Ashleigh Holmes, Nicola Stanley-Wall, Adrian Newton & Nicola Holden, James Hutton Institute

14.15   The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain is celebrating 40 years!
           Please join us for a photograph of all the delegates - and to cut a cake!


The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds for the Combinable Crops Session

Chair: Gavin Dick AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Scotland Manager

            Gary Stoddart, GBS Consulting
            Fiona Burnett, SRUC, Edinburgh
            Neil Havis, SRUC, Edinburgh
            Adrian Newton, The James Hutton Institute

14.30   Chair's Introduction

14.35   Keynote: Molecular aspects of fungicide resistance and relevance for the practice
           Andreas Mehl, Bayer

15.00   The challenges of managing multiple barley pathogens in winter and spring barley
           Kerry Maguire & W Charlton, Bayer; T Yoxall & FJ Burnett, SRUC

15.13   Discussion

15.20   Managing septoria and maintaining yield in winter wheat through flexible fungicide
Ben Freer, BASF; Tracy Yoxall & Fiona Burnett, SRUC

15.33   Control of Septoria tritici blotch in Irish winter wheat crops Steven Kildea, John Spink,
           Fiona Hutton, Sinead Phelan, Hilda Dooley & Liz Glynn, teagasc

15.46   Discussion

15.50   Coffee / Tea

16.10   Controlling Ramularia leaf spot in barley crops Neil Havis, K Gorniak, J Taylor,
           M Stanisz-Migal & F J Burnett, SRUC

16.23   Determining the role of the phytotoxic secondary metabolite rubellin D in the pathology of
           Ramularia collo-cygni, the fungus responsible for Ramularia leaf spot disease of barley

           Francois Dussart, Peter N Hoebe, Steven H Spoel & Graham RD McGrann, SRUC

16.36   Discussion

16.40   Understanding the control of yield formation in a two and a six-row winter barley variety to
           target disease management

           Robert Beattie, John Spink, John Finnan & Ian J Bingham, teagasc

16.53   Differential adaptation of barley cultivars to inversion and non-inversion tillage
           Adrian Newton, Guy DC, Hackett CA, Valentine T, George T & McKenzie B, James Hutton Institute

17.06   IMPROMALT: Improving the malting quality of winter barley for sustainability of distilling
Bill Thomas & IMPROMALT Consortium, James Hutton Institute

17.19   Discussion

17.25   Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Session

17.30   Reception

19.30   Optional Dinner, Apex Hotel

Our optional Conference Dinner is priced at just £30 with wine.

Our traditional post-Dinner entertainment will be provided by Nicol McLaren, Farm Business Manager with Agrii covering Fife, Perthshire and Angus, who for the past 35 years has been a member of The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band, and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping!



The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds for the Combinable Crops Session

Chair: Gavin Dick AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Scotland Manager

            Gary Stoddart, GBS Consulting
            Fiona Burnett, SRUC, Edinburgh
            Neil Havis, SRUC, Edinburgh
            Adrian Newton, The James Hutton Institute

09.00   Chair's Introduction

09.05   Keynote: Accessing new products and innovations: the impact of policy and regulation
           on UK agriculture
Julian Little, Bayer

09.30   Discussion

09.35   Fenpicoxamid, a new natural product derived fungicide for control of Zymoseptoria tritici
           (Septoria tritici blotch) and other diseases in cereals
Andrew Leader, Gregory Kemmitt,
           P Valverde-Garcia, John Fraser, Stuart Jackson & William Corrigan, Dow DuPont Agriculture Division

09.47   Efficacy of Fenpicoxamid for the control of Zymoseptoria tritici(wheat leaf blotch)
           Stuart Jackson, John Fraser, Andy Leader, Gregg Kemmitt,
           & William Corrigan, Dow DuPont Agriculture Division

09.59   Discussion

10.04   GF-3447 - A new herbicide concept containing halauxifen-methyl for the post emergence control
           of broadleaf weeds in winter oilseed rape
Edward Bardsley, Peter Waite & John Sellars, Dow
           DuPont Agriculture Division

10.16   Halauxifen-methyl + florasulam a new post emergence broad leaved weed cereal herbicide
           providing robust control when applied during conditions of poor weed growth due to soil
           moisture deficit and cold temperatures
S Jackson, E Paterson, M Fairfax & D Ouse, Dow DuPont
           Agriculture Division

10.28   Propyzamide - an across years summary of Alopecurus myosuroides and Lolium multiflorum resistance
Edward Bardsley & Eileen Paterson, Dow DuPont Agriculture Division

10.40   Discussion

10.45    Chairman's Closing Remarks and end of Session

10.50    Coffee / Tea

Associated Posters:

Emergence and seedling loss due to Microdochium species on spring oat and barley after a cold period Marian McEwan, Tina Langan & Valerie Cockerell, SASA

The impact of current and proposed neonicotinoid restrictions on Scottish crops and pesticide usage patterns Jackie Hughes, Carol Monie, Gillian Reay & Jo Wardlaw, SASA

Monitoring Scotland's pesticide usage: the work of SASA's Pesticide Survey Unit Jackie Hughes, Gillian Reay, Carol Monie & Jo Wardlaw, SASA

Monitoring Rhynchosporium commune in Scotland for the appearance of resistance to strobilurn fungicides Neil Havis, K Gorniak, J Taylor, S Wright S & FJ Burnett, SRUC; A Okpa & AC Newton, James Hutton Institute

Ramularia Leaf Spot of Barley: The Irish situation Joseph Mulhare, Henry Creissen & Steven Kildea, Teagasc

Factors influencing the radicle emergence test for swede rape Laura Bowden & Valerie Cockerell, SASA


Chair: Fiona Burnett

11.10   Chair's Introduction

11.15   Plant health in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities Gerry Saddler, Chief Plant Health Officer
           for Scotland

11.30   Science partnerships for plant health in Scotland Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute

11.45   Discussion and Close of Session


The Organising Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of AHDB Potatoes for the Potato Session

Chair: Sophie Churchill OBE, Chair AHDB Potatoes

            Triona Davey, SASA
            Kim Davie, SASA
            Daan Kiezebrink
            Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute
            Adrian Roberts, BIOSS

11.50   Chair's Introduction

11.55   Research on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for potato Ian Toth, Alison Lees,
           Roy Neilson, Jennie Brierley & Damian Bienkowski, James Hutton

12.10   Development of new approaches for PBTC mini-tuber production Rosalind McHugh &
           Guillaume Saubeau, SASA

12.25   Development of a decision aid to support the use of curative Late Blight fungicides
           Kyran Maloney, Neil Havis, David Cooke, Gary Loake & Ruairidh Bain, SRUC

12.40   The origins and implications of a novel population of Phytophthora infestans on potato crops in
David Cooke, Eva Randall, Louise Sullivan & Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute

12.55   Discussion

13.00   Lunch and Poster Session

14.15   Optimising CIPC application in box potato stores
           Adrian Cunnington, Briddon A, Saunders S R., Willetts G J & Storey R M J, AHDB Potatoes

14.30   Factors affecting the population dynamics and epidemiology of viruses infecting
Christophe Lacomme, K Davie, Y Nova, L Mullholland & J Pickup, SASA

14.45   The implications of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" in Trioza anthrisci
           for the United Kingdom
[David Kenyon presenting] Jennifer Sjolund, Fiona Highet,
           M Clark & David Kenyon, SASA

15.00   Discussion

15.05   Influence of foliar stabilised N on tuber development [Sally Wilkinson presenting] David Marks,
           Anna Weston & SallyWilkinson, Levity Crop Science

15.20   Getting down to the plant level: Potato trials analysis using a UAV equipped with
           un-modifiedand modified commercial off-the-shelf digital cameras
Simon Gibson-Poole,
           Brian Fenton, RogerGriffin-Walker & Alistair Hamilton, SRUC

15.35   Discussion

15.40   Coffee / Tea

16.00   The impact of the regulation of Potato Cyst Nematodes across Scotland - are we running out
           of land for seed production?
Jon Pickup, K Davie, Y Cole, S Fotheringham & W Sloan, SASA

16.15   Phenotypic characterisation of potato cyst nematode (PCN) populations in Scottish fields
           Ulrike Gartner & Vivian Blok, James Hutton Institute

16.30   The development of BCS-AR83685 for PCN reduction on potato crop in the UK
           [Roel Wanningen presenting] Nigel Adam & Roel Wanningen, Bayer CropScience Ltd

16.45   Determining the effects of isothiocyanates and biofumigation on Globodera pallida
           [David Kenyon presenting] Claire Wood, David Kenyon, Julia Cooper & Anthony Barker, SASA

17.00   Dimethyl Disulfide for controlling the potato cyst nematode Globodera spp. in potato in
           Northern Europe
Alan Horgan, P van de Griend,
           T W Hofman & Arbden Myrta, Certis Europe

17.15   Discussion

17.20   Concluding Comments : Sophie Churchill & Fiona Burnett

17.30   Close of Conference

Associated Posters:

Predictive diagnostics for soil-borne diseases of potato: an essential component of IPM Jennie Brierley, L Sullivan, J L Lynott & Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute

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The Scottish Society for Crop Research

James Hutton Limited

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


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.




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