British Apples & Pears Limited (BAPL) R&D meeting.
The BAPL research and development team hosted a full day of presentations from researchers and experts to share the latest in crop protection technologies and approaches.
The meeting took place in Kent on 31 January 2024 and was open to members of BAPL who pay a levy to support this vital R&D work.
Rob Saunders, who chairs the BAPL R&D team provided this message at the start of the day.
Following Rob's opening remarks, the apple and pear growers heard a range of fascinating presentations.
Click on the programme items to open the relevant slide decks (where available).
|Welcome and introduction to the BAPL R&D programme (PDF)
|Scab efficacy trial (PDF)
|Tom Passey NIAB EMR
|Rory Jones ADAS
|Richard Colgan NRI and Rachel McGauley
|Climate change survey (PDF)
|Biochar and LCAs (PDF)
|HCP Update (PDF)
|EAMU/EA and Risk Register for 2024/25 onwards (PDF)
|R&D Grower Subscription Update
In addition to the presentations, pop-up stands were provided by:
Finally, PhD student Charlotte Howard shared a post presentation on the benefits of flower strips in orchards. This was not funded by BAPL, but highly relevant to growers.