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Event
19 May 2020

Healthier plants with the help of biologicals?

This event will highlight different aspects and use of biologicals in agriculture, and how enabling policies can enhance their uptake.

Photo: Colin Watts / Unsplash.

Please see the record of the webinar here.

There is a growing demand to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture to make the production of food and plant-based materials more sustainable. Biologicals can increase growth and improve crop health and ensure a healthier environment. In this short seminar, we highlight different aspects and use of biologicals in agriculture, and how enabling policies can enhance their uptake. Are biologicals a sustainable alternative to conventional crop protection products in agriculture?

Invited speakers are Professor Laura Grenville-Briggs (SLU), Professor Jean Yong (SLU), Dr Lerato Matsaunyane (ARC South Africa) and Dr Ivan Rwomushana (CABI).

Program ( time is in CET)

  • 14:30 Welcome, Erik Alexandersson
  • 14:35 Jean Yong (SLU) “The Fascinating World of Biostimulants”
  • 14:50 Laura Grenville-Briggs “The disease fighting power of biologicals”
  • 15:05 Ivan Rwomushana (CABI) “How enabling policy can facilitate uptake of biologicals: The EAC harmonization process”
  • 15:20 Lerato Matsaunyane (ARC South Africa) “The use of biologicals: The window to sustainable production for smallholder farmers”
  • 15:20 Open discussion – online comments welcome!
  • 15:45 End

Host: Erik Alexandersson (SLU)

Ways to connect!

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This event is organised by Plantlink with a support of SLU Global and SIANI. PlantLink is a research network in the area of plant sciences in the south of Sweden. It was formed in 2011 as an alliance between Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp (SLU Alnarp) with financial support from the Skåne Regional Council (Region Skåne).

Times

From 19 May 2020 at 14:30 to 19 May 2020 at 15:45

Venue

Online

Hosted by

Erik Alexandersson