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Invasive Weeds Conference 2019 - PCA

Training Course / Workshop

Venue:
The Slate
Date:
21 Nov 2019
Location:
University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7SH
Opening times:
9.40am-4.30pm

Join the Association for what is set to be a fantastic event as they discuss ‘Challenges – Solutions – Developments’ facing the invasive weed sector.

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The 2019 International Invasive Weed Conference will bring a wealth of knowledge together from industry-experts and Property Care Association are delighted to share the Conference Programme with you. Join the Association for what is set to be a fantastic event as they discuss ‘Challenges – Solutions – Developments’ facing the invasive weed sector.

‘What good has research ever done for Japanese knotweed?’ is the topic for debate in our ‘Expert Question Time’. The abundance of experience from these leading professionals is sure to spark lively discussion and generate innovative suggestions and ideas for the future.

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Conference Programme


Session 1 – Challenges


09.40: Session Chair: Dr Sarah Webster, Defra

09.50: What’s Europe Ever Done for Us? – Professor Max Wade, AECOM
10.10: Invasive Weed Management in Ireland: Current Challenges – Professor Joe Caffrey, INVAS Biosecurity
10.30: A World Without Glyphosate – How Would We Cope? – Dr Jonathan Newman, Environment Agency
10.50: Update on Parliamentary Select Committee, Science & Technology – Robert Stevens, Nationwide
11.10: Q&A Session


Session 2 – Solutions


11.45: Session Chair: Dr Karen Bacon, University of Leeds

11.55: Biological Control of Himalayan Balsam – Kate Pollard, CABI
12.15: TBC – Dr Oliver Pescott, CEH
12.35: Work Like a Dog: Sniffing out Japanese knotweed – Helga Heylen, Conservation Dogs, Ireland
12.55: Application Methods for Successful Japanese knotweed Control – Dr Dan Jones, Swansea University
13.15: Q&A Session

Session 3 – Developments


14.30: Session Chair: Dr Lois Child, Loughborough University

14.40: Profiling our Businesess: Is There Growth in Japanese knotweed – TBC
15.00: Training: What’s Next? – Dr Peter Fitzsimons, PCA
15.20: Legal Update – Donna Dewberry, Charles Lyndon
15.40: Q&A Session

Expert Question Time 

‘What good has research ever done for Japanese knotweed?’

15.45: Introduction from ‘Expert Question Time’ Chair: Dr Olaf Booy, NNSS

Panellists: Dr Wayne Dawson, University of Durham, Dr Paul Beckett, Phlorum Ltd, Dr Karen Bacon, University of Leeds, Dr Dan Jones, University of Leeds

16.15: ‘A Penny for Your Thoughts’ – Trevor Renals, Environment Agency

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