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IPM & Weed Control Seminar Announced

The one day conference will be held at Kildalton College

Teagasc to hold conference on IPM & Weed control for Container Nursery Stock in March

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21 February 2016 | 0

Teagasc has announced that it will be holding a day long conference in March entitled ‘Getting the most from your IPM & Weed Control in Container Nursery Stock’. The conference is to be held at Teagasc Kildalton College on 22nd March.

The day long conference is open to everyone in the industry with a desire to get more from their IPM and weed control in the work place. With demand for the conference expected to be high organisers have said that pre-booking for the event is essential and those wishing to attend must book before 16th March.

The free event will be opened by Dermot Callaghan, Head of Horticulture at Teagasc and will start with an overview of the Nursery Stock Industry by Paul Hennessy, Principal Kildalton College. Gordon Rennick, DAFM, and Sheila Macken, DAFM, will discuss SUD, its implications and implementations to the nursery stock industry.

The morning session of the conference will also see Gerry Douglas, Teagasc, discuss ‘The Threats of Chalara & Tree Diseases’ and Neil Helyer, Fargro, examine how to get the most from your IPM programme.

Following lunch and an opportunity to visit stand on display and the facilities at Kildalton, the afternoon session, chaired by Liam McMahon, NAD, will begin. The session will start with a look at weed control options for container nursery stock lead by John Atwood, ADAS. The afternoon will finish with a practical session with Neil Helyer on how to set up, monitor and use IPM effectively.

Those wishing to attend the event can contact kildalton.college@teagasc.ie for more information and to reserve a place at the conference.

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