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Join Tyfu Cymru’s Ornamentals IPDM network for a Study Visit to The Bransford Webbs plant company. Operating from a 15-hectare site they produce over 1.8 million plants per year. Biological controls form a major part of the integrated approach to crop protection across the nursery. They have been using them for around 20 years and now spend 5 times more on biocontrol’s and bioprotectants than chemicals combined.

Led by ADAS Consultant David Talbot, joined by Bransford Webbs staff the meeting will enable attendees to see and discuss the principles and practices of IPDM (Integrated Pest & Disease Management) in a commercial setting. We will hear how Bransford Webbs use many different species of biologicals in conjunction with cultural control methods to manage and control pest populations, including how they plan their approach from the start of production programmes. We will learn how cultural methods, bioprotectants and IPM compatible fungicides prevent and control diseases as part of a robust IPDM programme.  

The day will also give those attending an opportunity to share experiences of controlling pest and diseases in a sustainable way in what will very much be a peer-to-peer learning setting.

See this taster video from our Plant health conference back in 2020 to give a flavour for this study visit.

This study visit is funded by Tyfu Cymru, Lunch will be provided, but please provide your own transport.

Numbers are restricted to 20 so please book early to secure your place.