IPM Expo 2

Join us for IPM Expo 2 where we will be delivering a number of short informative presentations across a range of crop protection topics, all within the context of pesticide reduction and integrated pest management

We are thrilled to be working with RHS Wisley who are hosting the event, in the recently opened Propagation Glasshouses at Deers Farm.

31st October at RHS Propagation Houses, Deers Farm.

The event is registered with BASIS and NRoSO points.  Tickets are free.

The day will be jam packed full of the latest IPM thinking, and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Programme of the day

  • 09:30 - Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 - Welcome and introduction (Simon Bell and Sam Gallivan)
  • 10:10 - IPM an overview – including short piece on monitoring, traps and lures (David Hide)
  • 11:00 - Getting the best out of a range of biopesticides including the use of smart technology (Ant Surrage)
  • 12:00 - Tour of Propagation facilities with a focus on glasshouse design and features included for improved IPM (Sam Gallivan)
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:40 - Biocontrol overview - a closer look at the big biologicals (David Hide & Ant Surrage)
  • 14:40 - Question time and summing up (Simon Bell)
  • 15:00 - Depart


Ant Surrage

Ant developed a passion for horticulture having grown up on an ornamental nursery in East Sussex. He then went on to study plant biology at University, specialising in stress factors and their effects on plant cellular regulation. Ant joined Fargro in early 2018 as a technical development specialist, working on a range of biopesticides and crop protection products. Since starting the role Ant has taken a keen interest in remote sensing and how new insight from better data can help growers optimise their crops. 
Ant’s talk will focus on how data can help growers get the best from biopesticides. Looking at case studies over the past year and the potential role analytics can have in crop protection.

David Hide

David is an IPM specialist who joined Fargro in 2013 after a career working in production horticulture. Having studied horticulture in the 1980s his career began to take a new path while working at the RHS when he first became a BASIS qualified storekeeper, quickly followed by gaining agronomy qualifications in crop protection and fertilisers and plant nutrition. 

IPM Overview: All growers must follow IPM and seek to play their part in pesticide reduction. David’s presentation will provide an introduction that underpins the day’s other presentations.  He will also look at one crucial area of IPM which is often overlooked, that of monitoring and trapping through the use of a wide range of pheromone lures and an increasing range of sticky traps.

Posted on 27/09/2019