The 70th International Symposium on Crop Protection takes place on Tuesday 22 May 2018. The official language of the Symposium is English.


The Symposium will focus on new developments in all aspects of crop protection. The programme will include a plenary session with three invited speakers:

- Dr. Steven Fennimore (University of California, USA): “Challenges and opportunities for automation of weed control in specialty crops”

- Dr. Dick Shaw (CABI, UK): “Biological control of invasive weeds/escaped ornamentals in Europe”

- Dr. Regina Belz (University of Hohenheim, Germany): “Herbicide hormesis: importance and implications for crop production and weed control”.


The programme will also include parallel sessions with submitted papers related to the following subjects:

  • Herbology
  • Agricultural Entomology and Acarology
  • Nematology
  • Formulation and Application Technology
  • Pesticide Residues, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
  • Phytopathology
  • Special session: Biocontrol of plant diseases


 Full programme (available by the end of March 2018)



Practical info




Chair: Prof. dr. ir. Benny De Cauwer

Secretary-general: dr. ir. Bjorn Vandekerkhove