ENDURE will this year host its second major international conference when it stages ‘Integrated Pest Management in Europe - The ENDURE Network of Excellence shares the fruits of four years’ research with the crop protection community’ at the Eurosites George V centre in Paris, France.
The event, which is being held on November 24 and 25, will reveal the new knowledge, new strategies and new tools generated by ENDURE researchers since the launch of the Network of Excellence in 2007. It will include:
European Union Member States are currently working on the implementation of the Framework Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides to make Integrated Pest Management become a field reality by 2014. Major efforts in research and development are called for to accompany this initiative and help mainstream IPM.
ENDURE believes we can take advantage of the diversity of experiences, tools and strategies across Europe and build synergies to make crop protection more compatible with our new environmental goals while maintaining our competitiveness.
That’s what ENDURE has been working on since 2007 and the international conference, which is being organised by INRA, will provide the opportunity for the Network of Excellence to share the fruits of four years’ research with the crop protection community.
The event will provide farmers, advisers, policy makers, researchers and representatives of the farm supply chain and food retail sectors across Europe with the opportunity to better appreciate, critique, feed into and benefit from our research strategies and outputs. It will also provide a preview of, and help us improve, the future permanent European Research Group that will maintain, update and enrich the resources made available by ENDURE.
More details will be available on the site in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, please take the opportunity to download the first announcement of the conference (available in English and French) and share it with colleagues.