Prepare your business for a sustainable future at BOPP

Retailers, growers and suppliers have just over one month to book their places at the British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) Technical Seminar including AGM.

Focusing on the production challenges faced by ornamental growers, the seminar ?Creating a sustainable future for ornamentals? takes place on Thursday 19 September 2013 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

The main attention grabbers for the day are identifying sustainable and cost-effective solutions for dealing with water treatment; moving towards more sustainable growing media, and guidance on coping with the loss of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Paul Alexander, Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), will provide an introduction on Project 4 of the Sustainable Growing Media Task Force that is looking to identify how sustainable growing media mixes/products are.

John Adlam, Dove Associates will provide answers to the key questions concerning how growers can respond to the loss of neonicotinoids including when and how they can still be used, and what the future holds for more pesticide losses.

Melvyn Rutter, Yes Reed Beds, will offer advice on novel techniques for managing water and pesticide waste.

The technical programme will also cover the dos and don?ts of new product development and promises that delegates will leave knowing how to achieve a sustainable future for ornamentals.

Retailers, growers and suppliers should be sure to book today at www.the-hta.org.uk/events. Places cost just ?10 + vat per person for BOPP members and ?20 + vat per person for non-members.

For more information?contact the HTA Events Team by emailing events@the-hta.org.uk or call 0118 930 3132.

 

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