Weed Control has an important place in amenity horticulture and the managers in Local Authorities, Highways, Transport, Industrial sites and sports turf have clear responsibilities to comply with regulations, protect the environment and achieve the best value for their organisation. Contractors who service the sector, advisors and professional lawn care specialists have a shared responsibility with their clients to meet the objectives of 'Best Practice'
The Amenity Forum has a major objective to encourage and assist the amenity sector to adopt and follow 'Best Practice'. This is the Third Conference to be arranged focussed on Weed Control.
The key topics to be covered
Managing a contract for 'Best Practice' and 'Best Value'
Integrated Vegetation Management; outcomes of a European Project
Legislation update EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides and the UK National Pesticide Strategy
The Water Framework Directive and EA plans related to amenity
Survey of pesticide use in amenity; results and how they will influence future actions
Practical management case studies from a Local Authority, Highways Agency and Network Rail
The Conference will be opened with a keynote presentation from Lord McKenzie who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions with responsibility for the HSE.
The speakers will be regulators, a research scientist, senior managers from local government, highways, transport and a consultant. The speakers will take part in a panel question and answer session in the afternoon.
Details of the event
Date:2nd October 2008
Location: HSE Headquarters, Rose Court, London
Time: 10.30 am until 3.30 PM
Cost: £87.50 includes lunch, coffee on arrival and tea