Knight to speak at European growing media forum

The agenda for the European Peat and Growing Media Association (EPAGMA)’s Growing Media Forum on 4 December in Brussels will concentrate on harmonisation of national legislation on growing media, the sustainable development of the business and organic farming rules.

Moderator is Lawrie McLaren, chairman of EMEA corporate responsibility at Burson-Marsteller.

Talks include EPAGMA's Sustainability Agenda by EPAGMA vice chairman Tomi Yli-Kyyny, responsibly produced peat from Ben van der Geest , member of the Board of Responsibly Produced Peat, Vereniging Potgrondfabrikanten Nederland (VPN) and the UK Sustainable Growing Media Initiative from Alan Knight, the chair of Defra’s Growing Media Panel.

Harmonisation of growing media legislation will be covered by an update from the Commission services as regards the revision of the Fertilisers Regulation from Eric Liegeois, Policy Officer, DG Entreprise - Unit G2 Chemicals and an EPAGMA perspective on harmonisation of growing media legislation from Gerald Schmilewski, Member of Commission Working Group on behalf of EPAGMA

Peter Jens, Alliance for Sustainably Intensified Organic Greenhouse Production will talk about soil.

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