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International Invasive Weed Conference

When: 16th November 2023

Where: The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry

Register: find out more and register online

From the event organiser:

Our annual International Invasive Weeds Conference returns on Thursday 16th November 2023 as we look ahead to even more challenges, developments and emerging issues facing the invasive weed industry.

This is your opportunity to come along, connect and learn from the industry's leading professionals through presentations and debate over the course of the day. And what's more, you will gain 6 BASIS points too!

Event programme:

08.30: Registration 09.00: Welcome to the conference


09.15: Introduction from Session Chair- Robert Mitchell, Conservation Land Services

09.20: The GB Strategy: The role of the invasive weed management sector – Undine Kalcenaua, Defra

09.40: Pelargonic acid, glyphosate and horsetail - A good recipe? - William Weld, Certis Belchim

10.00: Soilwise: A novel approach to invasive weed control - Ard Reijtenbagh, Soilwise

10.20: Aerial innovation - Precise spraying by drone - Dan Reglar & Ed Lewis, Railscape

10.40: Q&A

** 10.50-11.20 — Refreshment break **


11.25: Introduction from Session Chair - Daniel Docking, PCA

11.30: CRISEP: Eradicating Himalayan Balsam in new ways: Award-winning invasive weeds eradication project - Charles Hughes, Canal and Rivers Trust

11.50: How to combat the arguments of the anti-glyphosate lobby - Mark Buckingham, Bayer

12.10: Using copper geotextiles to control invasive weeds - Dr Tom Bennett, University of Leeds

12.30: Q&A

** 12.40-13.40 — Lunch **

Lunchtime session features: Umbellifer quiz, Tracker app, Insurance update & more!

** 13.45 - 14.10—Panel Debate **

“Glyphosate induced dormancy – Myth or Fact?”

Panel Debate Chair - Steve Hodgson, PCA : Dr Mark Fennell, AECOM : Nic Seal, Environet : Brian Taylor, The Knotweed Company


14.15: Introduction from Session Chair- Jim Glaister, The Knotweed Company

14.30: Legal challenges update: Lessons for our clients - Paul Beckett, Phlorum

14.40: Invasive plants and our legislation - Gavin Measures, Natural England

15.00: HSE and Enforcement for Plant Protection Products - Dr Lisa Hammond & Laura Catterall, HSE

15.20: Q&

15.30: Conference closes

Find out more and register online