Crop Protection Contributions toward Agricultural Productivity

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is releasing an issue paper titled Crop Protection Contributions toward Agricultural Productivity–a paper in the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050. The presenter will be Dr. Susan Ratcliffe, task force chair of the project and director of the North Central IPM Center at the University of Illinois.

Pre-register here.

The authors of the paper examine the current plant protection revolution that is driven by the biological realities of pesticide resistance, various market forces, and real or perceived side effects of pesticides, while stressing the need for new technologies and an integrated cropping systems approach.

CAST Issue Paper 58 will be available April 5 as a free download from the CAST website,

April 5 and 6, 2017 ~ Washington, D.C. 

Please choose to attend one of three time and venue offerings. 

Wednesday, April 5, 5:00–6:30 p.m.  

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Studio C 

2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202
CLA & RISE Regulatory Conference reception following. Please join us for cocktails and refreshments after the presentation. 

Thursday, April 6, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

328A Russell Senate Office Building

Constitution Avenue and 1st Street NE

Thursday, April 6, Noon–1:00 p.m.

Lunch Seminar, 1300 Longworth House Office Building
1 Independence Ave SE

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