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Hybrid Hybrid Event

Sustainable Agriculture: Innovations in research and practice

Hybrid Hybrid Event

8 November @ 09:30 16:30

Friday 8 November, 09:30 – 16:30
Herschel Building, Newcastle University
& Online

Join our Sustainable Agriculture Special Interest Group for a day delving into the latest innovations in agricultural entomology, from cutting-edge automated monitoring through novel pest management strategies to the latest land management approaches. Sustainable agriculture is faced with a multitude of challenges in the coming decades, from increasing pressure to produce for a growing global population, to climate change and the associated range shift of pests. Since insects are central to our food systems as protectors, pollinators and pests, entomological research is optimally placed to address these challenges.

This meeting will cover all aspects of entomology for sustainable agriculture but will specifically focus on recent innovations in how we managed and monitor insects, and the translation of these innovations into agricultural practice. Alongside invited talks from some exceptional leading researchers across these topics, we are inviting attendees to bring and present portable equipment linked to their work in an innovative spin on traditional poster sessions. We are also inviting abstracts for both oral and standard poster presentations from any registered attendees.

Key themes

  • Innovations in managing insects in agriculture
  • Cutting-edge insect monitoring for agriculture
  • Novel practices and their impacts on insects
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Keynote speakers

More keynote speakers will be announced soon.

Sam Cook, Rothamsted Research

Sam Cook is Science Area lead on ‘Next-Generation Integrated Pest Management’ at Rothamsted Research where she has worked since undertaking her PhD. She is a behavioural ecologist, working to apply knowledge of insect pests of arable crops – and that of their natural enemies – to provide sustainable pest management strategies that reduce or eliminate the need for insecticides. She has particular interests in oilseed rape ecology and regenerative agriculture. She has been a member of the Royal Entomological Society since 2002, a fellow since 2005 and was founder and convenor of the Special Insect Group on Insect Behaviour (2006-2009). She loves insects – especially pollen beetles – but doesn’t like hornets after a bad experience in Indonesia…!

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Abstract submission

We welcome abstracts across all the topics listed above and others that are relevant to the main themes of the conference. We are accepting abstracts for both in-person and online talks and posters (online posters will be circulated PDFs).

In addition we are inviting attendees to bring and present portable equipment linked to their work in an innovative spin on traditional poster sessions. Note you must be a registered attendee to showcase any equipment.

In all cases, please submit your abstract or equipment idea using the form below.

Abstract deadline: 17:00 (BST), Monday 7 October

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Registration is now open at the bottom of this page. We offer significantly reduced rates for RES members, so if you aren’t already a member, join today!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@royensoc.co.uk

In-person registration deadline: 17:00 (BST) Friday 25 October
Online registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Wednesday 6 November

In person
RES Student Member£25
RES Member£45
RES Student Member£5
RES Member£20
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SIG convenors

  • Jordan Cuff, Newcastle University
  • Jasper Hubert, Koppert
  • Kelly Jowett, Rothamsted Research
£5.00 – £100.00


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SA24 RES Student Member: In-Person
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£ 25.00
SA24 RES Member: In-Person
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£ 45.00
SA24 Non-Member: In-Person
£ 100.00
SA24 RES Student Member: Online
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£ 5.00
SA24 RES Member: Online
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£ 20.00
SA24 Non-Member: Online
£ 70.00