Plant pests and disease management, detection and treatment. FULLY BOOKED

Hosted by DEFRA, Cambridge Botanic Garden and the Sainsbury Laboratory this 1.5 day training event will look at Integrated Pest Management, best practice to minimise plant health risk, updates on the latest pests and diseases and biological control for their treatment.

Draft programme:

October 3rd 2017

13.15 – 13.45  Registration at Cambridge Botanic Garden

13.45 – 16.00  Biological control in your garden. Julian Ives, MD Dragonfli .  Presentation and demonstrations on  biological control under glass and out in the garden.

October 4th 2017

10.00   Welcome

The historical impact of pest and disease – Where Biosecurity failed!

Legislation Requirements in Plant Health:    World / EC/ UK,  Roles of the different bodies: DEFRA / FERA/ FC/ HMRC,  Plant Passports and Phytosanitary Certificates / Statutory Notices

Key pests and diseases to be aware of – now and in the future

Biosecurity : what does it involve/ what can we do practically

Garden tour – putting it into practice

Close at 16.00


Training costs includes resources, refreshments and lunch. Accommodation is not provided.

Cost to members £75. Non members £75 plus £40 (£15 student)  membership fee.