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Farmers and grain store managers are being invited to attend a training event to improve their pest control strategies. Co-hosted by pest control supplier... ‘Boot camp’ offers on-farm  pest control training

Farmers and grain store managers are being invited to attend a training event to improve their pest control strategies.

Co-hosted by pest control supplier Killgerm and BASF, the one-day event in North Yorkshire costs £60+VAT.  It will include live demonstrations, presentations, group discussions and practical sessions from industry experts.

The training day will run from 8.30am to 4pm on Thursday, 20 June at Top House Farm, Rawcliffe Bridge. Attendees with appropriate stewardship certificates will receive a 3kg tub of Selontra and a 3kg tub of Monitoring Paste. Delegates will also receive a complementary breakfast and freshly cooked fish and chips for lunch.

Attendees can expect to cover topics such as trapping and baiting techniques, wildlife management, proofing and monitoring methods, as well as advice writing environmental risk assessments.

BASF country business manager Laurence Barnard says there will also be an in-depth review of the Red Tractor specification, along with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with representatives from Assured Food Standards.

A similar on-farm training day announced earlier in the year sold out almost instantly, says Mr Barnard. Places are limited and food will be provided – including fresh fish and chips for lunch.

“The agenda is packed with interesting topics to help broaden farmers’ knowledge on rural pest control, as well details of the updated Red Tractor framework and how this impacts rodent control on farms.

“The rural setting means we’ll be able to give guests real examples of problems that the farm might have experienced, as well as provide practical demonstrations showing how to combat these issues. It is going to be an unmissable day.”

For full details and to book your place, visit www.bit.ly/farmrodents