Entries by Hannah Wilson

BASIS relaxes rules on CPD points

BASIS relaxes rules on CPD points: With much of the country working from home and most industry events cancelled, BASIS has taken the decision to relax its CPD requirements for Professional Register members. Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, explains that ordinarily members are annually required to collect a set number of CPD points before the points-year […]

New training from BASIS and STRI

New training from BASIS and STRI: BASIS and the STRI have joined forces to provide a new modular training course that will help greenkeepers, groundsmen and amenity contractors to protect the environments in which they work. At a time when climate change is high on the agenda, the Managing Ecological and Environmental Landscapes (MEEL) qualification […]

Top Up BASIS Points Before June

Top Up BASIS Points Before June: There are just three months remaining for members of the BASIS Professional Register to collect their allocated CPD points before the points year ends. Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, explains that to maintain their status on the Professional Register, members must collect a set number of BASIS CPD points by […]

Educating Scientists For The Future

Educating Scientists For The Future: With the rising importance of educating children in scientific subjects and encouraging practical learning, Bayer is helping pupils learn about some of the basic scientific principles that underpin many turf management practices. From 1 to 5 October, over 100 local primary school children and teachers visited the Bayer Environmental Science headquarters […]

Bayer’s New IVM Herbicide At SALTEX

Bayer’s New IVM Herbicide At SALTEX: Visitors to this year’s SALTEX at the NEC in Birmingham will have the opportunity to preview a new pre-emergence total herbicide that has been submitted to HSE-CRD for formal approval and is expected to be ready in time for the 2019 season. Lewis Blois, Bayer national account manager, explains that […]

Disease Management Trials

Disease Management Trials: This year’s STRI Research event will see Bayer continuing its study into disease prevention in pursuit of the best programme for tackling Microdochium Patch in light of recent losses to curative chemistry. Dr Colin Mumford, Bayer technical manager, explains that the new research will build on results from last season’s set of trials, […]

Ireland’s New Fungicide Launch

Ireland’s New Fungicide Launch: Ireland’s greenkeepers are now able to access the latest in turf fungicide technology, to tackle both Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot on their greens this coming disease season. Exteris® Stressgard® was launched by Bayer to the UK market in early 2017 and is now registered for use in Ireland. Greg Collins, from […]

Extensions Of Use For Herbicide

Extensions Of Use For Herbicide: As of March 2018, the barrier acting, total herbicide, Pistol®, from Bayer, will be labelled with two new extensions of use, which will include applications by CDA (Controlled Droplet Applicator) as well as vehicle mounted sprayers, in addition to the current approval for knapsack application.  Lewis Blois, Bayer national account manager, […]

BASIS Points Reminder

BASIS Points Reminder: Members of the BASIS Professional Register are being reminded that there are just three months left until the end of the points year. BASIS Professional Registers and accounts manager, Michele Williams, explains that members must collect a specified number of BASIS CPD points by 31 May 2018, to maintain their Professional Register status. […]

BASIS Launch New Standard

BASIS Launch New Standard: BASIS, an independent standard setting and auditing organisation, have launched a new standard aimed at the professional domestic lawn care sector. The Lawn Assured Standard will help to ensure a consistent and high level of practice within the professional lawn care sector.  Lindsay Smith Boam, BASIS logistics manager, explains that all individuals applying […]