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International Symposium and Networking Event


5th-7th September 2023, Swansea University, Wales, UK

For the second year running, Swansea University has been chosen as the host for this prestigious event which focuses on new and developing innovative programmes in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

The symposium, led by the Natural Products BioHUB and IBMA, offers a unique opportunity for researchers, technologists and end users to hear from others working in the field and to exchange ideas.

As human, animal, and plant health are inextricably interlinked with each other and the environment, ‘One Health‘ is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of people, animals and ecosystems.

IPM programmes aim to reduce inputs of pesticides that are harmful to humans and the environment and thus contribute to the global ‘One Health‘ vision.

This event will take place over three days (Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2023) with Gala Dinner (Wednesday 6th) and a free Evening Reception event open to all (Monday 4th).

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based approach to solving pest problems whilst minimising risks to people and the environment.

Innovative examples using modern technologies include electronic sensors, robotic crop inspectors and low-energy lighting within the horticultural sector. This ‘high-tech approach’ is not just reserved for protected crops as drone technology, satellite imagery and nutrient mapping are changing the way arable and fruit tree farmers approach problems by providing an almost unlimited level of detailed information that is helping the grower in new and exciting ways.

Our Event

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is undergoing a rapid change as modern technologies, such as electronic sensors, robotic crop inspectors and drones, are becoming normalised in crop production both in protected and arable settings.

Our event aims to recognise and disseminate exciting new methods and highlight the barriers to development and commercialisation.

We offer a platform to bring together those involved in the agribusiness chain, to present and discuss new innovations and how they are being implemented in crop protection. It is a unique opportunity for industrialists and leading researchers to share approaches and experiences in this strategic domain.

Sessions will cover: 

  • IPM- Challenges and Solutions
  • IPM- New Products and Strategies
  • Botanicals, Semiochemicals, Pest Monitoring, Orchard & Field Crop IPM
  • Microbial BCAs
  • Remote Sensing and UAVs
  • Registration and Future of Macrobials
  • Computational Science Applications to Pest Management
  • Multifunctional Microbes - Endophytes, growth/resilience stimulants
  • Formulations
  • Decision Making and Longterm Planning for Successful IPM

The conference will be an opportunity for researchers, technologists and end users to hear from others working in the field and to exchange ideas. The Evening Reception event is free and open to all. 

NEW Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 2022

Last year's event, NEW IPM: A modern & multidisciplinary approach to crop protection, took place on 12th-14th September 2022.

Click to view wesbite: NEW IPM 2022