Seminars focus on green methods to control weeds

Green themes headed up the seminar programme at Eirias Park, Conwy Bay, with vermicomposting, nematodes and careful selection of weed-control products.

ORM sales manager Richard Moss told delegates that vermicomposting - the digestion of waste material by worms - offers a beneficial solution to waste management problems: "Dendrobaena veneta worms will consume up to 80 per cent of their body weight in a day and produce a 100 per cent organic material that can be used in landscaping and on nurseries."

According to Moss, benefits of the wormcast material and worm-tea sprays include improved root development and enhanced quality and appearance of plants and turf.

Taking a biological approach to pest control, Becker Underwood technical sales representative Karl Geary showed the advantages of controlling pests such as slugs by adding nematodes to the soil.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Tomorrow's tractors

Tomorrow's tractors

These machines have advanced rapidly over recent years but what does the future hold? Sally Drury looks ahead.

Tractors - Maintenance models

Tractors - Maintenance models

The tractors chosen by professionals across the sector reflect the best features, backup and support on offer, says Sally Drury.

Guide to Glee 2017

Guide to Glee 2017

A vast array of new garden products will be displayed at this year's show. Matthew Appleby previews what visitors can expect to see.


Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer