IAFRI Metaldehyde Conference 2018 - REGISTER TO ATTEND

IAFRI Metaldehyde Conference 2018 - REGISTER TO ATTEND

Thursday 13th September 2018
FERA Science Ltd, York YO41 1LZ

Start Time 9.30am
Finish Time 5.00pm

Slugs are damaging pests of UK crops and control is achieved using molluscicidal pellets. Current pellets are inefficient, polluting and improvements to their design are urgently required. The molluscicide metaldehyde is frequently detected in surface water at concentrations greater than predicted during the regulatory approval process, and it presents a challenge for water treatment.

The meeting’s aim is to better understand these multi-facetted challenges to industry, farmers, regulators and the water industry, and to discuss the science required to give better and safer slug control.

Deadline for talk submissions is Friday 17th August

Please contact steven.hall@ncl.ac.uk if you have require additional information.

Confirmed Talks:

Ian Boyd (Defra) - TBC
John Haley (UKWIR) - "Metaldehyde - 10 years of progress"
Steve Ellis (ADAS) - "How much slug damage can crops tolerate"
Richard Reynolds (Anglia Water) - "Managing Metaldehyde:Anglia Waters experience"
Tom Bradshaw (NFU)- TBC
James Moir (York University) - TBC
Liana King (Newcastle University) - "Bioengineering metaldehyde removal"
Alexandra Cooke (Severn Trent Water) - "Farm to Tap: Can catchment management deliver metaldehyde water quality improvements?"
Carmel Ramwell (IAFRI) - "Environmental fate of molluscicides "