PCA launches Japanese knotweed training

PCA launches Japanese knotweed training

The Property Care Association has developed a specialist identification course on Japanese knotweed for property professionals.

National trade body, the Property Care Association (PCA), has developed specialist training to support property professionals in the identification of Japanese knotweed and other invasive species.

The ‘Invasive Plant Identification Course’ gives a comprehensive overview of the key issues surrounding certain plants listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Growth stages, biosecurity, ecology, habitat and UK distribution are some of the areas covered by the one-day programme.

Participants are also able to see live non-native invasive specimens, which are being cultivated under stringent conditions in a specially created greenhouse environment on the PCA’s site.

The first course takes place at the PCA’s training centre, in Huntingdon, on Thursday, August 1. More information and booking details can be found here.

All those taking part also receive a free copy of both ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland’ and the ‘Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals In Britain.’

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