Virtual event, 14 July 2021
The Emergency Summit for the Control of Leatherjacket using IPM, which took place via a virtual platform on Wednesday 14th July 2021, was well attended with more than 100 people linking up to view live throughout the 4-hour event.  Leatherjacket larvae cause extensive damage to turf – in 2021, these pests reached an all-time high, due to removal of toxic chemical pesticides from the market, and the fact that they have thrived in quiet, unused areas during the COVID pandemic. To help the turf industry deal with the problem, the WBF organised this emergency summit, which focussed on the use of cultural, physical and mechanical techniques, bioprotectants and chemicals, to manage leatherjacket infestations in the golf/sports turf and amenity sector.


Virtual event, 6 July 2021

The Biopesticide Summit, which took place via a virtual platform on Tuesday 6th July 2021, was well attended with more than 200 people linking up to view live throughout the 3-hour event.  The Summit focussed on regulatory challenges and called for reform to create a regulatory environment that nurtures and supports the BioProtection (formerly known as Biopesticide) industry. This is a worldwide issue, but the UK environment is particularly open to change right now, thanks to the post-Brexit situation.


Swansea, UK, 2–3 July 2019
At the inaugural Biopesticide Summit, held at Swansea University on 2–3 July 2019, more than 200 experts from 20 countries gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities in the biocontrol sector. They represented academia, industry, government organisations, public bodies, professionals, investors and end-users.

Click here to see the winners of the 2019 Biopesticide Awards
Click here for the Biopesticide Summit 2019 Gallery

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place, just prior to (and at the same venue as) the Biopesticide Summit. All Members are welcome to attend this meeting.

The objectives
of the AGM are:

  • To elect the President and Board of Directors for the next 2 years
  • To receive and approve the annual report
  • To receive and approve the annual accounts
  • To transact any other business or resolutions specified in the notice convening the AGM.