EU CAP Network workshop ‘Innovative arable crop protection - using pesticides sustainably’
19 to 21 April 2023
The workshop ‘Innovative arable crop protection - using pesticides sustainably’ will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April 2023.
The workshop will focus on exchanging knowledge and sharing innovative, inspirational practices that support farmers, advisors and other stakeholders to ensure greater uptake of non-chemical plant protection methods in arable crops by using economically and ecologically sustainable approaches.
The overall aim of the workshop is to promote networking among Operational Groups (OGs) and other innovative projects and initiatives dealing with sustainable ways to reduce chemical pesticides in arable crops (cereals, oilseeds, legumes, potatoes, sugar beets). The workshop will create conditions for exchanging knowledge, as well as sharing innovative and inspirational practices to ensure greater uptake of non-chemical pest and disease control methods, and to support farmers and advisors on their way to a successful implementation of sustainable plant protection measures.
Building and exchanging practical knowledge on innovative and alternative pest and disease management tools and strategies in arable crops (cereals, oilseeds, legumes, potatoes, sugar beets) including:
- • innovative approaches and good examples to scale up/out sustainable plant protection
- • holistic, ecologically and economically sound solutions for existing plant health problems and for those that are emerging or increasing as a result of the societal wish to reduce pesticide dependence, e.g. reflected by the Farm to Fork strategy, including: crop diversification, robust varieties, soil management, targeted plant protection methods and supportive tactics.
- • challenges and opportunities for sustainable plant protection measures
- • interaction and networking with relevant stakeholders along the value chain (“from farm to fork”)
- • research, advisory support and training