Practical training on pest and disease identification and propagation behind the scenes tour

This day is organised and hosted by our Propagation Forum leads Heather Cooke, Team Leader of Members’ Seed Scheme and Sam Gallivan, Propagation Team, at RHS Wisley. We will start with a 2 hour practical session on  pest and disease identification led by RHS Science staff. We will also learn about plant reception protocols and have the opportunity to have a behind the scenes tour of the plant propagation facilities at Wisley.

This will be the first Plant Propagation Forum meeting and there will be the opportunity to help direct the future training in this area. All are welcome to be part of this new Plant Propagation Forum. Get in touch with  and we will forward your contact details to the Forum leads.

Due to the practical nature of this training day we have limited spaces available. Early booking is recommended.

Proposed programme

9.30  – 10.00    Registration and coffee

10.00 – 12.00   Latest P&Ds and their recognition, controls and measures

12.00 – 12.45   Integrated pest management

12.45 – 13.15   Lunch

13.15 – 14.15   Plant reception management

14.15 – 15.15   Behind the scenes tours of propagation and seed areas

15.15 – 16.00  Discussion on next steps, networking within the attendees and plans for future training


Cost: PlantNetwork and BGEN members £70

Non members (incl 1 year membership of PlantNetwork) £110

Non member student (incl 1 year membership of PlantNetwork)  £85

Costs include refreshments and lunch.