The new three-day course is aimed at the amenity horticulture market to enable people to manage pesticide use in a way that is sympathetic to the environment. People achieving the qualification will have the knowledge and understanding to make sure that pesticides are used in a way that protects the wider environment while achieving necessary levels of weed, pest and disease control.
The course is suitable for groundsmen, greenkeepers, contract specifiers, managers, foremen and supervisors of amenity situations where pesticides are used. It serves as a useful update while also discussing the actual pesticides and their application.
The first course was delivered in Perth last week by Ian Gower from Ian Gower Associates to managers and trainee managers from Scottish Woodlands.
"Course participants found that it gave a comprehensive knowledge and understanding about up-to-date methods of caring for the environment, while also controlling weeds, pests and diseases," said Gower.