Amenity Forum conference - 13th October

Alan Speddingin Chemicals & Fertilisers

Amenity Forum
The best way to control weeds in amenity situations - this will be the core theme of one of the sessions at the Amenity Forum's conference being held on October 13th at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent with three presentations followed by discussion with the audience.

Andrew Diprose from Ubiqutek will examine the place for non-chemical approaches and he will be followed by Barrie Hunt from Monsanto who will focus on the place for pesticides in weed control programmes. Ruth Mann from STRI will then address what might be involved in creating an integrated management plan. It is set to be an important and very interesting session.

There are throughout the day's programme some excellent speakers addressing all the key issues facing the sector including Tony Sangwine from Highways England who will focus on the particular weed, pest and disease problems impacting upon them and the importance of their control. Elsewhere the chief executives of BIGGA and IOG will address similar issues for their sectors, Grant Stark from the Chemical Regulations Division will address policy matters, focussing especially upon sustainable pesticide use, and there will be presentations from senior people in the property, lawncare and water industries addressing why weed, pest and disease control is important to them.

The conference will also see announcements on a number of innovations and initiatives. This will include the formal launch of the Amenity Forum's campaign to increase awareness of the importance of the amenity sector and to demonstrate that effective weed, pest and disease control is important for every UK citizen.

John Moverley, Independent Chairman of the Forum, said ''Our annual conference and associated exhibition area has become one of the key dates in the calendar for those involved in or having an interest in amenity. This year's theme is important and essential and raising the profile of what we do. This is particularly important given all the change ahead of us with BREXIT and associated matters. I am very proud of the work done in our sector and we seek to increase awareness of its importance by everyone''

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