AAB - President

To be held in conjunction with the

 Society of Chemical Industry 


Pesticide Application in Sport, Leisure and Amenity Areas
To be held at
SCI HQ, Belgrave Square, London, UK
19 May 2009
BASIS points have been awarded as follows: 4 points; 1CP, 1E, 2AP

The application of pesticides to sports leisure and amenity areas is arguably one of the highest profile operations involving pesticides. Application to areas to which the public have access have long been a point of debate and the desire from Europe to stop many of these operations will add to the discussion. Regulation and use of pesticides applies equally across the whole of industry and society yet this sector is often cited as suffering poor practice and application efficacy. As with other sectors it is under intense pressure from legislation and the inevitable product withdrawal but often suffers the additional handicaps of poor contract specification and a high turnover workforce.

These factors add to the potential for contamination of  bystanders and the environment and highlight the need for management and operator training, the selection of appropriate products and application equipment and its testing and maintenance. Best practice in terms of application techniques could move a long way forward. Current practice is around the level agriculture was 15 years ago in terms of water volumes and spray technique. There is the potential to start raising awareness around time saving, safety and increasing product efficacy, by maximising the job the equipment does.

This one day workshop will involve both invited and offered papers as platform presentation together with a poster session. All sectors of the chemical industry, contractors, local authorities, regulatory bodies and equipment manufacturers will have an interest in the subjects of the day.

Papers from this conference will be produced as 1-page Abstracts. 


Registration fees are as follows:

AAB/SCI Members               £55.00

Non Members                     £105.00

AAB/SCI Student Members   £35.00

Student non members         £60.00


A late booking surcharge of £25.00 will be applied after 4 May 2009.  Cancellations will incur a £25.00 adminstration fee and no refunds will be given after 4 May 2009.
An admin charge of 25 pounds will be made on all cancellations. No refunds after 4 May 2009
Please book by 11 May to avoid the late booking charge of twenty five pounds
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