CPNB 2020: The Dundee Conference

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Event venue: 
Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee Scotland
Event description: 

Opening Keynote Speaker
We are delighted to announce that our Keynote Opening Speaker will be Professor Nicola Spence, Chief Plant Health Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  2020 will be the International Year of Plant Health, and as the President of BSPP, a new GB plant health and biosecurity strategy will be launched.

Following the Opening Keynote speech, the first day begins with Agri-environmental and Economic Aspects, followed by Combinable Crops. Combinable Crops continues on the second day, which is dedicated primarily to Potatoes. Delegates will be welcome to attend the Conference on either one or both days, at a cost of £105.00 per day (£115 after 1st Feb 2020), including lunch, venue, and registration charges. There are special concession rates for Students (£60 / £70 after 1st Feb 2020).

CPNB 2020 will cover a wide-ranging Programme, and platform and poster presentations are invited in the following areas:

  • Cropping systems and environmental interactions

  • Soils and Water Protection

  • Soils Health

  • Composts and digestates

  • Impact of Rural Development and other Programmes

  • Impact of EU legislation

  • All aspects of crop protection and crop production in cereals, potatoes, and other combinable crops

  • Application of new technology, integrated crop and pest management, and sustainability

  • New products

  • Crops for renewable energy

  • Precision Farming

  • Pollinators

  • Crop nutrition

  • Breeding and genetics

The Proceedings of CPNB 2020 have been generously sponsored by Bayer CropScience, and will be published in time for the meeting, with the opportunity for all speakers to publish a 6-page paper (8-page for Invited Speakers). Those presenting Posters are also invited to publish a paper in the Proceedings.

Offer a Platform Presentation or Poster for CPNB 2020

The Closing Date for Offers is 30th April 2019. All offers will be presented to the CPNB 2020 Organising Committee at their conference planning meeting on 21st May.  

To submit an offer, please email the following details to 
Tim Heilbronn - tim@cpnb.org
E-mail:                                                    Telephone number: 
Presentation Option: Platform or Poster (delete as appropriate)
Session: Ag-Environment / Combinable Crops / Potatoes (delete as appropriate)
Brief Outline: [max 200 words]