Hylobius Industry Research Programme Conference 2022

Carried out by: Confor on behalf of HIRP partnership

Summary Description:

The HIRP Conference intends to provide an industry update on the current Hylobius control options available to forest managers, an overview of the research and trials currently underway and those planned which look at alternatives to the current main control method (of acetamiprid applications), discuss the FSC pesticide policy and the requirements outlined in the acetamiprid ESRA, as well as introducing the SFT Hylobius fund.

It is anticipated that the event will highlight the constraints which current Hylobius control methods pose to the sector and encourage funding and support into finding alternative controls, particularly through contributions to the SFT Hylobius fund.

The group aims to run the event at the Birnam Arts Centre in Perthshire in April 2022.

Timescale: 2022

SFT Funds Awarded: £660

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