Welcome to an International Seminar held by STERF and NIBIO
Thursday 7 March 2019 at Clarion Hotel & Congress, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Norway
What can be done to improve sustainability and minimize risk associated with the use of chemical pesticides on golf courses?
The background for this seminar is the STERF project ‘Risks for surface runoff and leaching of fungicides from golf greens varying in rootzone composition and amount of thatch’ which is coming to an end in February 2019. We want to share and discuss with representatives for the golf industry, chemical industry and legislative authorities the outcomes and possible implications of this project and other related research projects at the European level.
09.00 - 09.45
Arrival, registration, coffee
Moderator: Bruno Hedlund, STERF board chairman
Sustainable golf course management related to Agenda 2030
Bruno Hedlund, STERF
Enforcement of safe use of plant protection products on Swedish golf courses
Marie-Louise Nilsson / Henrik Appelgren, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Experiences with an upper limit for total pesticide use on Danish golf courses
Anita Fjeldsted, Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Brief updates on the implementation of EU’s directive on sustainable pesticide use for golf course in other Nort-European countries
Norway: Torhild Tveito Compaore; Norwegian Food Safety Authority
Finland: Representative from Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency Tukes
(Other countries may be added)
Moderator: Marianne Stenrød, department leader NIBIO
Risks for surface runoff and leaching of fungicides from golf greens varying in rootzone composition and amount of thatch’. Results from STERF project 2016-2018 (including a brief summary of previous STERF projects)
Marit Almvik and Trygve S. Aamlid, NIBIO, Norway
Estimating pesticide leaching to groundwater from greens and fairways. Results from the Danish project PEST GOLF.
Annette E. Rosenbom, Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland
Anne Mette Dahl Jensen, Copenhagen University
Short break / Refreshments
GREEN WATER: Decision support models for pesticide use on German golf courses
Marc Biber, German Golf Federation
Towards a total pesticide ban on golf courses: The Dutch experience
Niels Dokkuma, Netherlands Golf Federation
A Swedish case: The need for pesticides at Halmstad GC and results from a court trial regarding a total pesticide ban.
Course manager Stefan Ljungdahl and Jonas Henriksson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Panel discussion: Towards more sustainable pesticide use on golf courses
STERF director Maria Strandberg, all speakers and representatives for chemical companies:
Moderator: Bruno Hedlund
End of seminar
If you need accommodation, it is your own responsiblity to book a room at the conference hotel or another hotel.
40 rooms have been prebooked at the conference hotel and will be available until deadline for registration 18. February 2019.
Single room cost 1050,-NOK and double room cost 1250,-NOK.
Please inform the hotel that you will attend the conference arranged by NIBIO. Reference - NIBIO hotel rooms
If you want to take advantage of prebooked rooms, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org