All the news about the ENDURE Network can be found in these pages.
Plans to increase the use and visibility of EcophytoPIC, France’s Integrated Pest Management portal, have received useful insight with the completion of a 10-month study into the portal’s use of social media, in particular Twitter and Facebook.
We regularly update our events calendar and more than a dozen new events have been recently added. New events include Cereals 2017, the United Kingdom’s technical event for the arable industry. The 2017 edition will be held on June 14 and 15 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, and is expected to attract more than 24,000 farmers, agronomists and industry professionals.
France’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) portal, www.ecophytopic.fr, continues to expand, acting as a repository for a wealth of information on various aspects of farming with less pesticides across six product groups (arable crops, arboriculture, vegetables, tropical crops, horticulture and viticulture).
Researchers from ENDURE’s Scottish partner, the James Hutton Institute (JHI), have unveiled new criteria for measuring the risk of late blight in potato crops, which will help to improve the UK’s alert system from 2017.
The second newsletter from the EUCLID project (Europe China Lever for IPM Demonstration) is now available, following hot on the heels of EUCLID’s annual meeting and providing an update from the four-year project’s activities.
Rothamsted Research’s Professor Toby Bruce has launched an innovative new network, comprising a website and phone apps, which “provides easy access to information about pest, weed and disease management for farmers and agronomists, especially in situations where effective pesticides are not available and alternative approaches are required.”
From dire warnings and shock through to the promise of extra government funding and even signs of optimism in some quarters, the United Kingdom’s research sector has been on a roller-coaster since UK voters chose to leave the European Union in June. Here we take a look at some of the issues facing agricultural research in the UK as the country prepares for Brexit.
There is a chance to catch up with progress in the BIOCOMES project (‘New biological products for sustainable farming and forestry’) with the publication of its eighth newsletter. The project, comprising 13 industrial partners and 14 research institutes and universities from 14 countries, is seeking to offer 11 new biological control products for arable, vegetable and fruit tree crops, plus new solutions for forestry and two new production technologies.
The United Kingdom has launched a Plant Health Information Portal, an online hub for information, data and resources, as part of its plant biosecurity strategy. This strategy emphasises that ensuring plant health is not only a matter for government but requires a partnership between all stakeholders, including citizens.
Further details are now available online of C-IPM’s plant breeding for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop, held earlier this year, including answers to a number of key questions posed during the two and a half day event in Poland.