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PCA Weekly News - 21st January 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Is glyphosate the best solution for amenity weed control?
  • The next Invasive Weed Conference video
  • Property Care Conference video - Innovation Whizz Talks
  • Next webinar
  • Ground Gas Protection: Design & Detail

Is glyphosate the best solution for amenity weed control?

Many of our PCA invasive weed members will have seen the final report from Cardiff City council which was published last week, concluding that glyphosate is "the most effective and sustainable weed control method currently available". The results of the study haven't thrown up any surprises and it is pleasing to read that for PCA members, current approaches to invasive weed control have been corroborated and should continue. But why were the trials conducted and how important is this report for invasive weed control?

PCA's Technical Manager Peter discusses the results in his latest blog, which members can read by clicking on the button below.

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The next Invasive Weed Conference video

Our next video presentation from the '2022 Invasive Weed Conference' is from Alan Abel, Complete Weed Control, who discusses 'Life after glyphosate: Tried & tested'.

This presentation focuses on the research trials conducted by Complete Weed Control, which formed part of Cardiff City Council's recent report mentioned above.

Click on the button below to view and look out for more video presentations over the coming weeks...

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Property Care Conference Video - Innovation Whizz Talks

The first of the Innovation Whizz Talks from the '2022 International Property Care Conference' that introduces some of the exciting technologies that are assisting surveyors has now been released. 

In the first of these 10-minute CPD videos, Dave Hammond from Thermokil discusses Heat Treatments for the control of Woodboring insects. Look out for more Whizz Talk videos over the coming weeks...

View the video >>


Upcoming Webinar: Mould & damp (the basics)

**1 WEEK TO GO** until our live webinar on Thursday 26th January (9-10am), which goes back to basics on the problems and misconceptions of damp and mould, and how they can be rectified.

As previously mentioned, this is a webinar not necessarily for specialist damp & timber surveyors; but for local/social housing providers, private landlords, property professionals, junior surveyors, office staff and anyone else within your organisation that you feel could do with some extra knowledge and understanding of mould & damp issues.

To find out more, click on the button below...

Find out more >>


Ground Gas Protection: Design & Detail

Looking to develop you/your teams' knowledge in all aspects of ground gas remediation strategies? Join us at the upcoming Ground Gas Design & Detail course and gain those key insights into this specialist area of construction?

  • Date: 7th-8th March 2023
  • Location: PCA Head Office
  • Cost: £410 +VAT

This course is ideal for developers, contractors, specifiers, verification engineers and anyone who may encounter ground gas issues on their projects.

Find out more >>


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