The Amenity Forum Conference 2020
Planning for the Future ! What a difference a year makes!
2020 will certainly be remembered by everyone and what has happened has impacted upon all our lives. There has been personal tragedy and great restrictions and the impact of the pandemic will be felt for many years ahead.
2020 is also a year when the UK and national governments are consulting on the review of the National Action Plan. This was first constructed some years ago as a requirement on EU nations to implement the Sustainable Use Directive. Whilst the UK is now to leave the EU, the government feel it important to still have such a plan to cover all aspects of weed, pest and disease management in agriculture and amenity. Our conference comes at a very important time in the consultations, an opportunity to hear what is being discussed. We believe that we have once again assembled an excellent range of speakers to interest everyone with an involvement in the amenity sector and we hope that you will join us online for our virtual conference.
The link below will take you to the registration and payment page. Many thanks for your continued support.
Full timetable for the day is as follows:
08.45 - Registration
09.35 - Welcome & Introduction - Professor John Moverley
POLICY & ITS' IMPACT
09.45 - Policy Update - Caroline Nicholls, Defra
10.05 - Responding To Policy Change - David Richardson, CWGC
10.25 - Update From The Water Sector - Alister Leggatt, Water UK
10.45 - Any questions
11.00 - Break
SECTOR RESPONSE TO INTEGRATED APPROACHES
11.30 - The Lawncare Sector - Richard Salmon, UK Lawncare Association
11.35 - Landscaping - Wayne Grills, BALI
11.55 - Invasive Weeds Management - Chris Oliver, Japanese Knotweed Control
12.15 - Any questions
EDUCATION & TRAINING IN THE SPORTS TURF SECTOR
12.30 - Meeting Future Needs - Jim Croxton, BIGGA & Jason Booth, GMA
13.05 - Any questions
13.15 - Break
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
14.10 - Life Cycle Assessment of Japanese Knotweed - Sophie Hocking, University of Swansea
14.30 - Genome Editing & The Opportunity It Provides - Penny Hundleby, John Innes Centre
14.50 - Biological Control - Alan Gange, Royal Holloway
15.10 - Any questions
CREATING EXCELLENT PLAYING SURFACES
15.25 - At The Sharp End - Keith Kent, RFU
15.45 - Concluding Remarks & The Amenity Standard
We would like to thank all the supporters of the Amenity Forum Conference 2020, it would not be possible without them.
Further information on all our supporters can be found here
15 Oct 2020
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