Key challenges from tree disease to weed control to be discussed at autumn Amenity Forum event

Tree disease, invasive weeds, spray testing and other pressing issues facing the horticultural industry will be explored during a forum in October.

This year’s Amenity Forum annual conference on October 17 at Leicester City Football Club will look at policy changes and initiatives regarding these and other issues as well as the technical challenges themselves

One of the topics under discussion is Defra’s National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, published in February.

Jo Kennedy from the Environment Agency will discuss the Water Frame Directive and the issue of diffuse pollution while The Forestry Commission is represented by Dr Joan Webber, who will talk about controlling weeds and pests in woodland and tress.

Nick Von Westenholz, CEO of Crop Protection will share industry views on the changes, while David Layland, of Japanese Knotweed Control, will explain how to tackle invasive weeds.

The venue will also be under discussion, as Leicester City Football Club ground's head groundsman, Ed Mow, will outline the challenges of keeping the pitch and others in tip top condition.

More information from:

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions: Why landscapers are better off keeping overall control of a project

Sargent's solutions: Why landscapers are better off keeping overall control of a project

Dividing up contracts can make it harder for landscapers to retain control of their projects, Alan Sargent warns.



Attractive ornamental pear trees are great for street planting as well as gardens, writes Miranda Kimberley.



These tough, long-lived, ground-cover plants are great in borders, rock gardens paths and walls, says Miranda Kimberley.


The Horticulture Week Business Awards is now open for entries

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs


Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

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.

Horticulture Week Top 50 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS


Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources