Amenity Forum weeds, pests and diseases' Updating Events get off to a flying start

The first of this season’s free Updating Events took place at Bourne in Lincolnshire at the offices of Boothman Agriculture and was hosted by Progreen. 

There was a good attendance and delegates were updated on a range of topical issues. Presentations included those of Nigel Chadwick from the Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Division, Peter Corbett from BASIS Registration and John Moverley, independent chair of the Forum.

There was also time for networking and questions and attendees were very positive about the value of the event.

This year, the Amenity Forum is holding a series of free Updating Events at locations across the UK. These half-day events feature short presentations covering current weed, pest and disease topics and are delivered by specialists in these areas.

If you are interested in attending, or know others who might be, ypleaseregister your interest now by emailing Kate Hopkins at  and she will provide further information. These sessions also carry CPD points.

The dates and locations of the remaining events are as follows:        

  • Cambridgeshire        21 February
  • Wales                     23 February
  • Derbyshire              28 February            
  • Yorkshire                  2 March        
  • London                     7 March
  • Northern Ireland        9 March
  • Cheshire                14 March                
  • Essex                    23 March
  • Surrey                   28 March        
  • Devon                     4 April
  • Edinburgh              11 April
  • Durham                 12 April

Visti for more information