This webinar was held 14:30-16:00 CET 19 May 2020 in the Crafoord Hall, SLU Alnarp, and online. Below links to presentation slides as well as the webinar evaluation. Enjoy!
Background: There is a growing demand to reduce many of the chemicals used in agriculture to make production of food and plant-based material more sustainable. Biologicals are compounds that can increase growth and improve crop health and ensure a healthier environment. In this short seminar, we highlight different aspects and use of biologicals in agriculture, and how enabling policies can enhance their uptake. Are biologicals sustainable alternatives to conventional crop protection products in agriculture?
14:30 Welcome, Erik Alexandersson
14:35 Jean Yong (SLU) “The Fascinating World of Biostimulants“
14:50 Laura Grenville-Briggs (SLU) “The disease fighting power of biologicals”
15:05 Ivan Rwomushana (CABI) “How enabling policy can facilitate uptake of biologicals: The EAC harmonization process”
15:20 Lerato Matsaunyane (ARC South Africa) “The use of biologicals: The window to sustainable production for smallholder farmers”
15:35 Open discussion – online comments welcome!
Host: Erik Alexandersson (SLU)
Webinar evaluation for attendees
The recorded webinar is found through SLU Play here