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CPNB Conference

We are pleased to announce the date for CPNB 2022, which will take place on 1-2 March 2022. It will be an on-line event for 2022, recognising the uncertainties around the coming winter and covid restrictions but we hope the change of format brings positive benefits too. The organising committee are keen that this gives an opportunity to present the topical and northern UK focused content that the conference usually enjoys to a wider audience, who will enjoy the unique technical and practical focus of the event. We hope this allows people who would not normally travel and attend a two day conference to join the event and are particularly keen to promote the opportunity to more farmers, agronomists and students.

We are now inviting Offers of Platform Presentations (talks) and Posters (which will be available to browse on the platform and accompanied by a 2 minute pitch).

Those offering presentations and posters will be asked to submit an extended abstract (up to 1 A4 page equivalent) which will be available to view online and download for delegates. There will be no requirement this year to submit full papers.

The usual three sessions, 1) Agriculture and the Environment, 2) Combinable Crops, and 3) Potatoes will be the format of the online conference.

Offer a Platform Presentation or Poster for CPNB 2022

The Closing Date for Offers is 30th June 2021.

Aims of the Conference

The aim of the Conference is to bring together farmers, agricultural and horticultural advisers, the technical staff of the agricultural chemical trade and all those concerned with recent advances in crop production methods and in chemical and non-chemical crop protection, including advisory, research and government organisations, to discuss crop production and protection problems prevalent in northern environments. In addition to those from Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, the Conference will be of relevance to many others in Northern Europe.

It is the Association's policy to grant a concessionary rate to students. Individual students can attend at a concessionary rate.

The CPNB conference is unique in being dedicated to the very practical issues attached to managing and growing crops successfully and sustainably in the north of Britain. The conference aims to present the very best in terms of technical information, tailored to the challenges and opportunities of farming the north. It also aims to promote strong networks between all who share interests in driving forward crop management practices and finding novel solutions to the many challenges. As well as the topical and relevant technical information presented the Conference brings together farmers, agronomists, scientists, policy makers and representatives of agritech, breeder and agrochemical companies, together with all those concerned with recent advances in crop production methods and in chemical and non-chemical crop protection. In addition to those from Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland, the Conference will be of relevance to many others in Northern Europe. We are also keen to engage with students and actively encourage students at all levels to attend.

Subjects of previous conferences include:

  • Cropping systems and environmental interactions
  • Soils and Water Protection
  • Soils Health
  • Integrated Pest(/Crop) Management (IPM/ICM)
  • Weed control
  • Composts and digestates
  • Impact of Rural Development and other Programmes
  • Impact of EU legislation
  • All aspects of crop protection and crop production in cereals, potatoes, and other combinable crops
  • Application of new technology, integrated crop and pest management, and sustainability
  • New products
  • Crops for renewable energy
  • Precision Farming
  • Pollinators
  • Crop nutrition
  • Breeding and genetics
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