For the second consecutive year, Sherriff Amenity has announced a 100% pass rate for greenkeepers and other turf professionals for the BASIS Foundation Award in Amenity and Horticulture, which raises the knowledge of pesticides among professional users.
With support from Bayer and Everris, the four candidates, from golf clubs up and down the country, took part in a three-day course conducted by the STRI’s Head of Research Dr Ruth Mann and researcher Christian Spring at this year’s BTME in Harrogate and the STRI HQ at Bingley.
The four candidates recently found out that they were successful in the exam set subsequently by BASIS, the independent organisation which sets, maintains and assesses standards of pesticide production and usage.
“We helped support candidates through the course in association with Sherriff Amenity,” said Dr. Colin Mumford, Technical Support Manager at Bayer. “We feel that it is important to support education within the industry and continued professional development. We are very pleased for the candidates and congratulate them on their success.”
The full list of award winners is:
- Andrew Kerr, West Malling Golf Course in Kent
- James Bonfield, Crown Golf in Berkshire
- Andy Greenslade, Hainault Golf Course in Essex
- Gwynn Davies, Mere Golf in Cheshire
Ed Carter, Sales and Development Manager for the Turf and Amenity business at Everris commented: “We are very proud of our relationship with Sherriff Amenity and as a long standing supporter of BTME we have tried to support education at the show. Naturally, we took the opportunity to support this course by investing in greenkeepers and course managers so that they can achieve their goals of better understanding pesticides.”
The Foundation Award is one of many recognised qualifications that BASIS offers those working in turf and other land-based professions.
“The BASIS course is a practical way of promoting a professional understanding of pesticides and its use,” said Sherriff Amenity’s Marketing Manager Kevin Whitby.“That everyone passed says a lot for the attitude of our greenkeepers and of course Ruth and Christian as excellent tutors.”
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