Farmers wanted for workshop on developing a CSFB biopesticide

Following on from the initial workshop in November last year, CHAP is hosting a second event for stakeholders interested in ‘Developing a Biopesticide for Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Control’. Scheduled to take place on Thursday 4th March from 9am to 11am GMT, we are particularly keen to involve as many farmers as possible.

If you are involved with growing oilseed rape and have been concerned by the lack of effective CSFB control methods, since the banning of neonicotinoid insecticides, this free event is definitely something to consider.

The workshop is the second phase of an exciting project funded by Innovate UK, which was announced in October. It is free to attend and open to all with an interest in oilseed rape.

The project aims to develop a biopesticide for Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle, a much-needed alternative to the now-banned neonicotinoid insecticides, especially in the light of increasing resistance to Pyrethroids. It involves CHAP, CAB International (CABI), Russell Bio Solutions Ltd and H&T Bioseed.

We want to continue to focus on end-user engagement, gathering industry feedback to ensure the project is aligned to the needs of farmers and agronomists in particular. This second workshop will present some of the outputs from the November workshop, with an update on the status of the project and will also give an overview of wider R&D activities related to CSFB control.

If you would like to attend the workshop or would like further information please contact the project lead, Richard Glass by emailing richard.glass@chap-solutions.co.uk.

Go to our Fungal Biopesticide Development Lab page for more information on the facilities and expertise available at this capability.

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