Past webinar now online! Healthier plants with the help of Biologicals?

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!

16:00 End

Host: Erik Alexandersson (SLU)

Webinar evaluation for attendees

The recorded webinar is found through SLU Play here

Useful links

SLU Platform Plant Protection

Report low-risk plant protection agents Low-risk compound poster

Plant Biologicals Network