Professional development day - Soil issues for professionals

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley on 11 January 2017

A day event for professionals working in amenity horticulture including head gardeners, horticulturists, garden designers and landscapers.

The event covers soil and nutrient management, identification and remediation of nutrient deficiencies, organic cultivation, soil pests and diseases; importance of soil microbiology for soil fertility and the suppression of soil diseases. Practical identification of diseases on demonstration walk.

Additional info

Meet at the main garden entrance from 9.15am. Includes tea, coffee and lunch. Further refreshment outlets available on site. When booking please provide names of all attendees.


When:            Wednesday 11th January 2017            10am – 4pm 
 
Cost:              £70.00 
 
Includes tea, coffee and pastries on arrival; light lunch: selection of sandwiches, crisps and mini cakes. Afternoon tea and coffee.

(Further refreshment outlets available on site if required)
 
Booking       call: 020 31765830
 
Booking reference no: 14244
 
 
Places           47
Available:                 
 
 
Where:           The RHS Garden Wisley GU23 6QB, Hillside Events Centre
Meet at the main garden entrance from 9.15am
 
 
Who:              A day event for professionals working in amenity horticulture including head gardeners, arborists, garden designers and contractors involved in tree maintenance and management.
 
What:             Current issues on soil and nutrient management, identification and remediation of nutrient deficiencies, organic cultivation, soil pests and diseases; importance of soil microbiology for soil fertility and the suppression of soil diseases
 
Practical identification of diseases on demonstration walk
 
Speakers:     Dr. Paul Alexander, Head of Horticultural & Environmental Science, RHS Wisley
                       
Dr. Rebekah Robinson, Scientist Plant Health, RHS Wisley
 
                        Guy Barter, Chief Horticulturalist, RHS Wisley
                       
                        Dr Andrew Salisbury, Principal Entomologist, RHS Wisley
                       
                        Dr Grace Barrett, Horticultural Scientist, RHS Wisley
 
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Points:
 
For further information about the course (except booking), contact:
 
Rob Stirling, Email: robstirling@rhs.org.uk

[Booking: 020 31765830]
 
Programme:  Soil, Professional Development Day, 11 January 2017

 
 
09.15 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments  
10.00 – 10.10  Welcome Matthew Pottage
 
Curator – RHS Garden, Wisley 
10.10 – 10.50  
A practical introduction to soils
 
 
Dr. Paul Alexander
 
Head of Horticultural & Environmental Science
 
11.00 – 11.15 ------- Coffee Break -------  
11.15 – 12.20 A user guide to soil and plant nutrition Guy Barter
 
Chief Horticulturalist
12.30 – 12.50  The effects of repeated applications of organic materials to soils – some experimental results  
Dr. Paul Alexander
 
Head of Horticultural & Environmental Science
 
13.00 – 13.40 ------ Lunch ------  
13.45 – 14.30 Walk about – practical examples of
soil pests and diseases at Wisley
Sabatino Urzo
 
(team leader, trials)
14.30 – 14.50 Soil Pests Dr. Andrew Salisbury
 
Principal Entomologist RHS
14.55 – 15.25 An introduction to the role of
microbiology in soil fertility
Dr. Grace Barrett
 
Horticultural Scientist
15.30 -15.40 -----Tea break-----  
15.40 – 15.55 Soil diseases and the role of
soil biology in repressing diseases
Dr. Rebekah Robinson
 
Scientist Plant health
16.00 Closing  
 
 
 Booking       call: 020 31765830
 
 

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