RSVP for a CAST Seminar “Crop Protection Contributions Toward Agricultural Productivity”–April 5 or 6 in Washington, DC

If you plan to be in Washington, DC for the CAST seminar on Crop Protection Contributions Toward Agricultural Productivity on April 5 or 6, please use this link to register.

If you need to contact someone from CAST regarding the seminar, please contact Melissa Sly at: msly@cast-science.org or (515) 292-2125 ext. 232.

For more information on the seminar, see our blog post from April 3.

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, cast-science.org/publications. Continue reading