0 “Weed and Pest Control Challenge”

"Weed and Pest Control Challenge"

Press Release

The Amenity Forum is delighted to invite you to the "Weed and Pest Control Challenge" a one day conference for senior managers in local authorities, highways, utilities, sport and leisure, landscape, grounds maintenance and town centre management to be held at The Warwickshire County Cricket Club's Edgbaston Ground in Birmingham on 1st March 2006

Programme at a glance:

10:30 Welcome from the Amenity Forum Chairman - Mr John Allbutt
10:35 Chairman's Introduction The Environmental Challenges for Managers - Dr. D. Tinsley, Head of Air and Chemicals Policy, Environment Agency
10:40 Keynote address - Lord Bach, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, DEFRA
11:15 Water contamination; issues, regulations, prevention, future requirements - Dr R. Breach, Independent Consultant to Water UK
11:40 Local Authorities challenges to engagement - Mr E. Wardrobe, Chairman of Lantra Landscape Industry Group
12:00 New Code of Practice: Responsible use, safe practice is best value - Mr. M J. Oliver, Head of Enforcement Branch, Pesticides Safety Directorate
12:20 Questions to Speakers


14:00 Introduction to "Practical solutions for developing Best Practice" - Mr. J. Allbutt, Amenity Forum Chairman
14:05 Achieving quality weed control and satisfying customer needs - Mr. R. Minton, Vice Chairman NAAC
14:25 Alternative and integrated methods of weed control on pavements - Dr Ir. C. Kempenaar, Wageningen University, Holland
14:45 Stewardship for industrial vegetation management across EU; progress and future demands - Mr. J.M. Gohier ECPA/Bayer Europe Green Business representing ECPA
and the French Professional Association UPJ
15:10 Question session followed by chairman's summary
15:30 End of session

There is a fee of £110.00 (plus £19.25 VAT) Per Delegate to attend the Conference.

For Further information and forms for registering please contact Becky Dyer at BCPE Ltd.

7 Omni Business Centre,
Omega Park, Alton,
GU34 2QD

Tel: +44 (0) 1420 593200
Fax: +44 (0) 1420 593209
Email: becky.dyer@bcpc.org

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