The Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation will be host to the Metaldehyde Conference 2018 on Thursday, 13th September 2018 at Fera Science Ltd, National Agri-Food Innovation Centre, Sand Hutton, York, YO24 4LZ, United Kingdom.
It is estimated that losses of £45m – £100m per annum could occur in agriculture if molluscicides were not used.
Slugs are damaging pests of UK crops and control is achieved using molluscicidal pellets. Current pellets are inefficient, polluting and improvements to their design are urgently required. The molluscicide metaldehyde is frequently detected in surface water at concentrations greater than predicted during the regulatory approval process, and it presents a challenge for water treatment.
The conference aim is to better understand these multi-faceted challenges to industry, farmers, regulators and the water industry, and to discuss the science required to give better and safer slug control.
Attendance at the conference is free, but you should register here.