Expert insight at trade body’s International Invasive Weed Conference

Natalie Wakefieldin Exhibition News

Experts from industry and academia will share knowledge and offer insight into the latest developments in the invasive weed control sector at an international event hosted by the Property Care Association.

The PCA's International Invasive Weed Conference 2022 will tackle the pressing issues facing the industry, including alternatives to glyphosate, revegetation following invasive weed control and the new Invasive Species Strategy and Legislation.

Dr Dick Shaw, Senior Regional Director, Europe and The Americas at CABI and Dr Tina Kyrkander, Örnborg Kyrkander Biologi & Miljö Ab, are among the guests speaking at the event, which takes place on Thursday, November 24 at The Slate, University of Warwick.

Delegates attending the conference will qualify for six Basis Points.

Stephen Hodgson, PCA chief executive, said: "The International Invasive Weed Conference offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain some insight into the direction of travel for the industry.

"New research, products and legislation can all be game-changing and it's an advantage for professionals in the sector to have access to the level of expertise on offer at this event.

"There will be a mix of speakers, Q&A sessions and panel debate, which will explore a range of topics and enable delegates to consider how the latest developments may influence their decision-making in the future."

Four sessions are being held throughout the day, "Looking Ahead," "Developments," "Business Opportunities," "Challenges" and an "Expert Question Time."

Dr Niall Moore, Head of the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat, and Barbara Whitcombe, the Team Manager for City Wardens and Environmental Crime at Leicester City Council, will sit on a panel for the expert question time session and the day will close with a speech from CABI's Dr Dick Shaw.

There's also the opportunity to catch-up on invasive plant identification including a quiz, and to bring a photo and test the ID apps, as well as a look at geo-fabrics, and the opportunity to find out more about GPI and what's on offer for seeding and revegetation.

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