Syngenta urges greenkeepers to sign up to Operation Pollinator scheme

Greenkeepers and golf course managers are being urged by Syngenta to sign up to its Operation Pollinator scheme as it will help them to deliver the Government's "Five Step Action Plan."

Operation Pollinator
Operation Pollinator

The Government's action plan was launched on July 18 by environment minister Lord de Mauley at a conference in Sussex that was organised by Plantlife, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and The Wildlife Trusts.

It is encouraging people to do their bit to help safeguard insects such as bees and butterflies.

Syngenta turf and landscape operation pollinator manager Caroline Carroll has highlighted that the company's Operation Pollinator initiative,  launched on golf courses three years ago, has already encouraged new pollen and nectar habitat creation on courses throughout the country.

She said: "We are finding that most golf courses have areas that can be actively managed for ecological gain and protection of the environment alongside the intensive management of the playing surfaces for golfers."

"We would urge all greenskeepers and golf courses to look at the benefits that can be achieved for their club and the industry overall."

For more information on how to join Syngenta's Operation Pollinator visit www.greencast.co.uk



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