The future of Crop Protection – University of Copenhagen

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The future of Crop Protection

The days where you could solve most weed, disease and pest problems by “just spraying” are over. An increased awareness of the health and environmental side-effects of pesticides has led to still stricter regulation leaving fewer compounds on the marked, and overuse has led to resistance problems for both weeds, diseases and insect pests. New, more holistic and integrated crop protections strategies are therefore in demand. The aim of the present workshop is to give an overview of the future of crop protection within different research areas, and to identify our competences at PLEN both in terms of potential future Advisory Services and joint research projects. During the first part of the workshop, invited speakers will give an overview of what the new and upcoming issues/research areas within different topics of crop protection are. During the second part of the workshop the participants will be divided in groups discussing:

  • Which synergies/collaboration opportunities can you identify at PLEN within future crop protection?
  • What are the environmental challenges in terms of new technologies and strategies?
  • How can the different crop protection strategies be incorporated in an Integrated Pest Management Framework?
  • Are there any solutions which are of particular relevance for developing countries?

The groups input will be collected and the next steps discussed.

The workshop will take place on January 6th from 13.00-16.30 at Højbakkegård

Workshop Programme

  • KL. 13.00-13.10 – Arrival, coffe, tea etc
  • KL. 13.10-13.20 – Introduction – Svend Christensen
  • KL. 13.20-13.35 – Chemical Plant Protection – Nina Cedergreen
  • KL. 13.35-13.50 – Induced Resistance – Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen
  • KL. 13.50-14.05 – Microbiological Plant Protection – Birgit Jensen
  • Kl. 14.15-14.30 – Macrobiological Plant Protection – Lene Sigsgaard
  • KL. 14.30-14.45 – Weeds – Christian Andreassen
  • KL. 14.45-15.00 – New biotecnological methods – Hans Thordal
  • Kl. 15.00 – 15.45– Group work, coffee, tea, cake and fruits
  • 15.45-16.30 – Round up on group discussions. Discussion of next steps to be taken.

Please sign up with Annette Lange ( before December 19th.