Conference on Copper in Plant Protection

6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection

17 Nov
— 18 Nov
17 Nov
— 18 Nov

Recent severe weather events and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report make it clear: agriculture will have to prepare for more droughts and heavy rain events. In wet years such as 2021, plant protection in organic perennial and speciality crops are a challenging task for farms, especially when it comes to copper minimisation. Nevertheless, the organic sector has been proactively engaged in a copper minimisation strategy for decades and is determined to continue to make progress in this area.

The 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection will:

  • Discuss the development of copper use in plant protection;
  • Identify challenges which still need to be overcome by future research and development projects; and
  • Reflect on innovations which can support minimisation and how politics can support farms in the transformation

Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW), IFOAM Organics Europe and the Julius-Kühn-Institute are pleased to  invite stakeholders from research, industry, practice and politics to join the conference on 17-18 November.

  • Day I: Policy framework for minimizing copper
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Day II: Presentation of practical trials, product and strategy innovations for minimizing copper use
    Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registrations are open until 16 November. The event is free of charge, but places are limited.

Please find the programme of the 6th Conference on Copper in Plant Protection on BÖLW’s website.

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