Bionema launches digital, classroom and bespoke bioprotection training courses
Courses have been developed to maximise the efficacy of biological products in a learning environment that suits customer needs
10 September 2020 | 0
Bionema has launched digital, classroom and bespoke training courses to educate end-users, distributors, and consultants on the effective use of bioprotection products as an alternative to chemical pest control
The UK-based bioprotection technology developer’s products are used across the world to ensure safe and sustainable agricultural. However, many end users are not familiar with the effective use of biocontrol agents – such as nematodes fungi, bacteria, viruses and beneficial insects and need a better understanding of how best to apply them, as the way they are stored, handled, and applied are important considerations and can result in improved efficacy.
Bionema’s courses have been developed to maximise the efficacy of biological products in a learning environment that suits customer needs and ensures product success.
Bionema is inviting training providers who would like to partner in the delivery of digital courses. The current courses include:
- Course 1 – Application of entomopathogenic nematodes for insect pest control
- Course 2 – Application of bioprotection products for pests and diseases control
- Course 3 – Application of beneficial biocontrol agents for insect pestcontrol
The digital training courses are designed to allow self-paced learning in the delegate’s own time – giving flexibility to study around other commitments. These courses have been written with the needs of commercial distributors and end users – such as growers, farmers, greenkeepers, grounds personnel, foresters, agronomists and integrated pest management practitioners – in mind.
Delegates can also learn in a classroom format and a bespoke version can be designed to reflect a client’s environment, knowledge and individual needs. Each course is worth 12 BASIS or 4 NRoSO CPD points.
These courses include presentations, practical workshops and demonstrations of different bioprotection products. Every course delegate will develop a complete understanding of product application within an integrated pest management system, which will help them maximise pest control performance.
Dr Minshad Ansari, founder and CEO of Bionema said: “These courses have been designed for those who are new to bioprotection or who would like to refresh their knowledge. For example, learners will receive a complete introduction of the use of entomopathogenic nematodes as well as an introduction to pest identification, product formulations and application.
“The training courses have been carefully developed by specialist biocontrol experts to ensure that product end users have a thorough and complete knowledge of effective use. By having a better understanding on how to use the product correctly, growers we have worked with have already seen a 30-40% uplift in effective pest and disease control, using bioprotection products, which makes the additional knowledge found in these courses invaluable.”
For more information, visit: bionema.com/training-and-advice/