SALTEX event organisers reveal details about this year’s all-encompassing education programme. Learning LIVE. The CPD-accredited seminars are free to attend and registration is now open for all sessions. These are due to take place in four purpose-built seminar theatres on the SALTEX show floor in Halls 6, 7 and 8 at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 1 November.
Last year’s Learning LIVE programme was the biggest one yet, featuring more than 100 industry experts. The seminars address a variety of issues and highlight best practice within the turf care industry.
Day one will feature a panel debate featuring;
- Professor Colin Fleming (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute)
- Neil Stubley (AELTC)
- Tony Bell (Middlesbrough FC)
- Andy Gray (Southampton FC)
They will discuss a chemical-free alternative to clean up your soil.
Elsewhere on day one, HR consultant Frank Newberry will be on hand to provide career development tips. He will reveal how to secure the top jobs, while delegates get to ask questions to a panel of pest and disease experts in a session run by the Amenity Forum. Dr Ruth Mann’s (STRI) will talk about how technological advances are helping to improve turf grass quality.
On day two, Phil Garrod (Advance Grass Solutions) will share new ideas that have had successful outcomes in preparing pristine turf.
Other Learning LIVE topics will include;
- Phosphite for cool-season turf grass management
- The benefits of topdressing
- Education in the turf industry
Expert speakers include Andy Spetch (British Sugar Topsoil) and Dr Stewart Brown (University Centre Myerscough).