Alan Knight appointed Chair of DEFRA’s Peat Task Force

Alan Knight has recently (8 June 2011) been appointed Chair of DEFRA’s Peat Task Force along with 12 invited representatives from retailers, growing media manufacturers, growers and environmental organisations. The role of the Task Force will be to identify and address supply chain issues across both the amateur and professional markets and explore measures to Read More…

Independent Panel on Forestry

I have recently been appointed to the new Independent Panel on Forestry Policy in England, recently launched by DEFRA.  I, along with other panel members and chair, the Right Reverend James Jones, will be advising DEFRA on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England and on the role of the Forestry Commission.  Read More…