The R&A have funded STRI to carry out a review of the main European pests and diseases and how they are controlled, in order to establish knowledge gaps to prioritise future research. The availability of plant protection products in different EU states has also been investigated.
Dr Ruth Mann, Turfgrass Pathologist for STRI, is conducting the research. The Pesticide Review, listing current protection products used on golf courses in different EU states, is now available on-line at www.stri.co.uk/currentresearch
Details of the European Pests and Disease Review is available on-line from The R&A website, www.bestcourseforgolf.org