GreenCast in UK and Ireland - Operation Pollinator training date change
Please note that the date for Operation Pollinator Training Workshop in the south west, at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, has been moved from 1 July to 15 September 2011. The remaining workshops across the country will continue as planned, starting at Marriot Worsley Park Golf Club, Manchester on 28 July.
Syngenta Turf & Landscape Technical Manager, Dr Simon Watson, explained that, after the exceptionally dry spring conditions, starting the training at the end of July will ensure greenkeepers and turf managers can put the practical techniques learned straight into practice for the autumn establishment of Operation Pollinator habitat on out of play rough.
Dr Watson highlighted that ecological habitat management offers an exciting opportunity to enhance the attraction of golf courses to both players and natural biodiversity. This summer greenkeepers and course managers will have the great chance for free training and advice on how to get the best results on their course, with a nationwide series of practical Operation Pollinator workshops.
Organised by Syngenta, the training will be provided by STRI Head of Ecology and Environment, Bob Taylor. The seven workshops across England and Scotland will all take place on golf courses, enabling the valuable advice to be backed up with practical demonstrations and examples of how to successfully establish and manage wildflower habitats for the benefit of bumblebees and other pollinating insects.
The Operation Pollinator 2011 workshops will take place at:
Marriott Worsley Park, Manchester
Normanton Golf Club, Hatfeild Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Elmwood College, Fife, Scotland
De Vere Belton Woods, Grantham, Lincs
The London Club, Kent
Beaconsfield Golf Club, Bucks
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Somerset
Greenkeepers and turf managers can click here to register for their local Operation Pollinator Training Workshop.
Further updates and advice from the Operation Pollinator training workshops will be available to all turf managers on the free Syngenta GreenCast website.