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Bionema launch specialist training courses to boost Biopesticide efficacy


Bionema have developed a selection of specialist training programmes to help maximise the potential of this biologically benign way to protect and enhance your crops, plants and amenity areas.


The key message to leading commercial distributors and end users (grower, farmers, greenkeepers and foresters) is that natural pest control makes even more sense now, as traditional pesticides lose efficiency - and many are delisted.


The use of biopesticides across many land based sectors is now a crucial subject. Changes in legislation mean that managers in the field of agriculture, horticulture and amenity need to be aware of how the latest best practice solutions are shaping up.


How to handle living organisms

Professionals need to know how to handle these living organisms such as nematodes, fungi, bacteria, beneficial insects and others, says Dr Minshad A Ansari, MD of Bionema Limited based in Swansea University, UK. Dr Ansari said that there is a need to understand how best to use them. The way they are stored, handled and applied are all important, without proper care they may not deliver the efficacy you need.


These training courses includes presentation, practical workshops and demonstration about different biopesticide products and their correct application to help you maximise the efficacy of your biological controls by providing you with the information you need to succeed. Courses are developed by biological experts with years of practical experience in maximising the benefits of biopesticide products in agriculture, horticulture, turf amenity and forestry sectors.



Unique approach provides better results

"Our training course over the last two years attracted users, manufacturers, researchers and distributors from different sectors, and our unique approach provides 40-50% better results after training, thus delivering total satisfaction,” said Dr Ansari.  The new training courses include:

  • Application of biological insecticides: Entomopathogenic nematodes
  • Application of biopesticides (fungi and bacteria)
  • Application of beneficial biocontrol agents: Predators, Parasitoids & Mites


Users will develop - a complete understanding of biopesticide application through a practical integrated pest management system within their own environment.

The next edition of these courses will be held from March 14-16 at the headquarters of Lantra at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. These courses are run by biological experts who will focus on the needs of your business to help you achieve immediate beneficial results.


Bionema is a LANTRA Approved Provider. To book your place: - Please contact 

or register here:  


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