0 Weed Control Conference

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


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