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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, Chairman ACPNB


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

Chairman:   Fiona Burnett, SRUC Edinburgh, Chairman ACPNB

09.10   Keynote: Food security and movement of crop pests and pathogens 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

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

            Jennifer Best, SEPA Edinburgh
            Rebecca Audsley, SAC Consulting
            Paul Chapman, SAC Consulting

09.50   Chairman'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   IPM, from research to practice: Mind the gaps!
           Nick Birch, James Hutton Institue

10.35   Discussion

10.45   Coffee / Tea

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

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

           Fiona Torrance & Dave Parish,GWCT

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

11.55   Measuring and managing soil health in field horticultural crops
           Audrey Litterick, Earthcare Technical Ltd; Anja Vieweger, Ben Raskin, Martin Wood & Bruce Pearce

12.10   Discussion

12.20   Farming and Water Scotland - helping farmers keep on the right side of the regulations
           Rebecca Audsley, Lucy Filby & Sarah Kerr, SRUC

12.35   Evidence from targeted pesticide monitoring to identify priorities under the Water
           Framework Directive
Alan Hern, Sharon Anderson, Alix Reid, Jennifer Best, Daniel Merckel
           & Ashley Roberts, SEPA

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

           Fiona Highet, Toteva G, Downie M, Peterson M, Gray A & Reid A, SASA

13.05   Discussion

13.15   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, 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


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

Chairman: 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   Chairman'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 crops
           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, 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, Yoxall T, Stanisz-Migal M,
           Taylor JMG, Gorniak, K, Evans N & Hughes G, 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 six-row winter barley variety to target
           a disease management strategy

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

16.53   Differential adaptation of barley cultivars to inversion and non-inversion tillage E Paterson,
           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
E Paterson, 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

Chairman: 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   Chairman's Introduction

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

09.30   Discussion

09.35   Fenpicoxamid (InatreqTM fungicide), a new fungicide with utility in cereals for control of
           Zymoseptoria tritici (wheat leaf blotch) and other diseases.
Andrew Leader, John Fraser,
           Stuart Jackson, William Corrigan & Gregory Kemmitt, Dow AgroSciences

09.47   Efficacy of Fenpicoxamid (InatreqTM fungicide) in the UK for the control of Zymoseptoria tritici
(wheat leaf blotch)
Stuart Jackson, John Fraser, William Corrigan, Andy Leader, Gregg Kemmitt,
           Mark Fairfax & Steve Downey, Dow AgroSciences

09.59   Discussion

10.04   GF-3447 - a concept containing halauxifen-methyl for the post emergence control of broadleaf
           weeds in winter oilseed rape
Edward Bardsley, Peter Waite & John Sellars, Dow AgroSciences

10.16   Efficacy of Zypar halauxifen-methyl + florasulam 6+5 g a.e.-a.s/litre, OD for the control of
           broad leaved weeds in cereals during conditions of poor weed growth due to dry soils
           or cold temperature
Stuart Jackson & Eileen Paterson, Dow AgroSciences

10.28   Propyzamide - a summary of blackgrass and rye grass resistance testing from 2013 to present
           Edward Bardsley, Eileen Paterson, Charlie Riches, Dow AgroSciences

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

Impact of EU restrictions on Scottish Neonicotinoid use Jackie Hughes, Gillian Reay, Carol Monie & Jo Wardlaw, SASA

Overview of 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, Wright S, Taylor JMG, Gorniak K & Okpo A, SRUC; Newton A, James Hutton Institute

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

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


Chairman: Fiona Burnett

11.10   Chairman'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

Chairman: Sophie Churchill OBE, Chairman AHDB Potatoes

            Triona Davey, SASA
            Eric Anderson, Scottish Agronomy, Milnathort
            Kim Davie, SASA
            Daan Kiezebrink
            Alison Lees, James Hutton Institute
            Adrian Roberts, BIOSS
11.50   Chairman'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   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 E L Cooke, Louise Sullivan, Beatrix Clark, Eva Randall, Alison K Lees, James Hutton

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   Dynamics of PVY strains in potato crops Christophe Lacomme, K Davie, Y Nova & J Pickup, SASA

14.45   Bactericera cockerelli and 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' - mitigating the risk of introduction
           and establishment in Scotland
Jennifer Sjolund & David Kenyon, SASA

15.00   Discussion

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

15.20   Getting down to the plant level: Potato trials analysis using a UAV equipped with un-modified
           and modified commercial off-the-shelf digital cameras
Simon Gibson-Poole, Brian Fenton, Roger
           Griffin-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 PCN populations from English and Scottish fields J Pickup,
           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, Julia Cooper & Anthony Barker, SASA

17.00   DMDS potato use
           Alan Horgan & Arbden Myrta, Certis Europe

17.15   Discussion

17.20   Concluding Comments : Alistair Melrose & 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

           Bayer CropScience

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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