Educating golfers on the issue of casting earthworms

Educating golfers on the issue of casting earthworms

Following the withdrawal of carbendazim at the end of August 2017, greenkeepers across the UK are coming to terms with the loss of the product, with no clear resolution in place.

As your association, we are working to raise awareness of this situation among golfers, and we have received support from many of the golf industry governing bodies and golf media.

Working with experts within the turf management industry, we have produced a poster and an information leaflet, which we would encourage you to display on your club noticeboard, as a means of highlighting this situation to members of your golf club.

The leaflet provides more in-depth information and can be used to help provide background information and an authoritative voice in your discussions with your employers, committees and golfers.

You can download them in the Members' Area of the website by heading to Education>Resources>Earthworms.

BIGGA continues to lobby with the Amenity Forum and other major industry bodies to try and ensure golf’s voice is heard by regulators.

Printed versions of these resources will be distributed to every BIGGA member who is in a management role at a golf club, and these should arrive over the coming week.