- 11 September 2012
David Foster, Technical Manager of Koppert Biological Systems UK with David Davidson, Cut Flower Crops Advisor CAFRE, checking banker plants being produced at Greenmount Campus as a Technology Investigation into biological control
As part of the Centenary Celebrations for the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, (CAFRE) a horticulture event comprising a trade exhibition with seminars, working demonstrations and tours will take place on September 19, at Greenmount Campus Antrim, entitled ‘Horticulture 2012’. The programme will cover a wide range of topics directed at amenity and commercial horticulture.
David Foster, the Technical Manager for Koppert Biological Systems UK, is making a welcome return to Greenmount Campus to speak at this event. David will deliver two sessions on controlling pests in horticultural crops and sports turf. David has extensive knowledge of horticultural production throughout the British Isles and advises many large and small scale growers in most sectors of the industry. He makes regular visits to horticultural producers and sports turf facilities where he uses practical programmes for pest and disease control using biological (living) agents and integrated pest management products. David also advises growers on effective pollination using bumblebees in crops such as soft fruit, top fruit and salads.
At HORT 2012 David will explain how the industry’s knowledge and use of biological products have increased in use recent years across a wide range of horticultural crops, including soft fruit, salad crops, and ornamentals. He will give an introduction about how to use biological products effectively for the control of key pests on horticultural crops
Those attending will also be able to join guided tours and demonstrations, scheduled at intervals throughout the day, around Greenmount Campus. If you are interested in seeing super fruits, sports turf management, landscape skills, demonstrations of popular cut flowers suitable for local production, amenity machinery or a vertical planting of flowers, then guided tours will be available during the event.
The ‘Horticulture 2012’ event runs from 11.00 am until 9.00 pm on Wednesday 19 September 2012.