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CPNB 2022: spotlight on agriculture, environment, combinable crops and potatoes

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22 January 2022UK: The Crop Production in Northern Britain Conference, the foremost summit discussing environmental management and crop production in northern environments, is back this year as an online event on 1-2 March.

CPNB 2022 brings together agronomists, scientists, policy makers and representatives of agritech, breeder and agrochemical companies and all those concerned with recent advances in crop production and protection, to discuss crop production and protection problems prevalent in northern environments.

Prof Fiona Burnett, chair of the Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain, said: “The CPNB conference is unique in being dedicated to the very practical issues attached to managing and growing crops successfully and sustainably in the north of Britain. The conference aims to present the very best in terms of technical information, tailored to the challenges and opportunities of farming the north.”

This year, CPNB offers a programme full of the latest scientific advances in three key topics: agriculture and the environment; combinable crops; and potatoes, featuring talks from industry representatives, policymakers, invited speakers and Scottish experts from the James Hutton Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) and Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).

The conference will be opened by Prof Fiona Burnett, followed by Prof Mathew Williams, the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, and Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity.

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Prof Burnett added: “CPNB 2022 will be an online event this year, and we hope this allows people who would not normally travel and attend a two-day conference to join the event and are particularly keen to promote the opportunity to more farmers, agronomists and students. We’d like to encourage agricultural students at all levels to attend.”

Registration for CPNB 2022 is now open, with concessionary rates available for students. Visit to book your place and to see the full conference programme.

CPNB 2022 is organised by the Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain, with the support of the Scottish Society for Crop Research and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.

Previous CPNB conferences have discussed cropping systems and environmental interactions; soils and water protection; soil health; sustainability and the application of new technology, integrated crop and pest management.

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