Bionema has developed and launched the first biopesticide application digital training courses certified by Lantra – the UK’s national training organisation for land-based industries.
Biopesticides are essentially living organisms, such as nematodes, fungi, bacteria and beneficial insects. It is important to understand how best to use them. The way they are stored, handled and applied is very important. Without proper care, they may not perform as well as they should.
The digital courses are designed to allow learning at your own pace and in your own time, giving you the flexibility to use the courses around your commitments. They are aimed at commercial distributors and end-users, such as growers, farmers, greenkeepers, course managers, grounds managers, foresters, agronomists and integrated pest management practitioners. The courses are aimed at maximising the potential of highly-effective biological-based products, which protect and naturally enhance crops.
Consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and as a result, end-users must look to reduce their use of harmful pesticides and increase the use of alternatives – such as biopesticides. This has led to biopesticides becoming one of the fastest-growing plant protection products, with end user demand becoming three to four times greater than that for conventional pesticides.
The certified digital training courses consist of three modules.