The Association of Applied Biologists

28 January 2020

Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

Registration Deadline

Over the last three decades the Pesticide Application Group has provided a forum for researchers from around the world to discuss progress with the development of pesticide application technology. During this time great advances have been made to improve the efficacy and safety of pesticides, resulting in lower doses of pesticides in the field, leading to lower residue levels in produce and the environment. Scientific and engineering advances can be exploited more readily with the regular contact between the many research groups working with crop protection and production techniques.

Once again it is anticipated there will be a wide range of international papers presented at the 2020 conference emphasizing the excellent research being done across the diverse disciplines to improve application techniques and pesticide safety. International collaboration is easier now than in the early days of the Pesticide Application Group, for a variety of reasons.

The Aspects of Applied Biology acts as a good reference source for up to date techniques for researchers around the globe.

Key topic areas for sessions include:

International Regulations and Standards
On Target Deposition & Efficacy
Fruit, Vine, and Vegetable Spraying
Operator Exposure
Spray Measurement Techniques
Application of Bio-pesticides
Urban Amenity
Spray Drift & Bystander Exposure
Precision Spraying and Control Systems
Sprayer Loading and Cleaning
Soil/Granule Applications
Application in Developing Countries
Post Application Emission
Seed Treatment
Vector Control & Public Health
Training and End User Guidance
Accepted papers will be published in the Aspects of Applied Biology series and available as part of the conference pack. Primary authors of accepted papers will be notified by session organisers by the end of March 2019, and sent instructions for the papers (6–8 pages for platform and 2–6 pages for poster presentations). Offers submitted by the 31 March 2019 deadline will be given priority for platform presentations. You can submit your offer using the attached form or online at our website:

Hover over ‘CONFERENCE’ in the menu bar of the website then click on ‘Submit an Abstract’ from the drop-down list. This is will take you to our Abstract Submission Form. Simply, you can click on the “Upload An Abstract” button shown above & below and it will do the job for you. All you need to do then is to complete the form with your personal details, email address, select the conference title you would like to submit your abstract for, upload your abstract as a word document and finally click on submit abstract and Job done!

Please indicate if your offer is for a poster or a platform presentation and add whether you are a student to your abstract submission. Poster may submitted for publication in Aspects of Applied Biology as a full paper or as a 2-page abstract. Alternatively, you can send your abstract to Carol Millman at the AAB Office:

Per Gummer Andersen Award:

The The Per Gummer Andersen award is open to early career scientists to enable them to attend the IAPA2020 conference. The award is up to £1000 towards conference registration, accommodation and travel. Applicants should apply for this award by sending a copy of their curriculum vitae and a letter stating “why you think the award should be presented to them” to Tom Robinson at by 30 June 2019. The successful candidate will be informed of the committee’s decision by 1 September 2019.