Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

Project Stakeholders Seminar on 'New climates, new pests, new solutions'

held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire on 23 January 2013


AGENDA


9:30Registration
10:00Introduction and welcome, Hugh Evans.
10:10New climates, new pests, new solutions, Hugh Evans.
10:20Barcode Wales: DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of Wales, Natasha de Vere. read PDF article

10:40Refreshments

10:55Improved climate models for Ireland and Wales, John Sweeney & Rodney Teck.read PDF article
11:25Pine weevil: new solutions for an old problem - Advances in biological control, from laboratory to field, Finlay McAllister and Minshad Ansari. read PDF article
Environmental safety and factors influencing field success of entomopathogens, Chris Williams and Christine Griffin.
Chemical insecticides for Integrated Pest Management, Roger Moore.
Bringing it all together: The Hylobius Integrated Management System (HIMS), Finlay McAllister, Roger Moore and Hugh Evans. read PDF article

13:00Lunch in the Gallery

14:00Biological control of biting flies and ticks: managing disease vectors and their nuisance impacts, Tariq Butt and Bethany Greenfield.
14:30Potential threats to Welsh woodlands: learning from recent experience in the UK and internationally, Hugh Evans. read PDF article

14:55Refreshments

15:10Chalara fraxinea on ash, Phytophthora ramorum on larch: dealing with epidemic threats in the long term, Owen Thurgate. read PDF article
15:35Assessing the economic impact of forest pests and diseases,Colin Price.

15:55Discussion
16:30Close of meeting
Using nature's weapons to battle current and future threats

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