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.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5515967901952/WN_N-4ct4MbS-GICraNvm8iKw  

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

https://youtu.be/waOoqWsbwDk  

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Conference Details

Event Date

15 Oct 2020

Event Location

Online Presentation

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