LEATHERJACKET & CHAFER GRUB CONTROL USING NEMATODES – E-LEARNING
Learn how to control Leatherjackets, Chafer Grubs & Vine Weevil larvae with this LANTRA approved course
This course is a requirement for anyone wishing to know more and to successfully apply nematodes in order to control soil pests such as : Leatherjackets, Chafer Grubs and Vine Weevil larvae. It is suitable for amateur gardeners and professionals alike. By the end of the course, the user will have a full understanding of pest biology, how beneficial nematodes work and the best procedures to apply nematodes to ensure maximum effect.
The pest larvae of Chafer Beetles, Leatherjackets and Vine Weevils cause untold damage and cost to gardens and business alike. This E-learning course is a broad introduction to the topic and is aimed at anyone, from home owners to professional gardeners and greenkeepers, who want to explore alternatives to the chemical control of pests, or have experienced the devastation that these pests can inflict on turf and plants.
- Understand how nematodes target the pest larvae,
- Identify & follow pest lifecycles to know when best to target
- Know how applying Nemtodes can be a targeted and successful one, rather than ‘hit and miss’
What you will learn:
Module 1: Nematodes as Biological insecticides:
Learn all about Entomopathogenic Nematodes, why we need them as an alternative to Chemical controls, how they move & target pests
Module 2: Know your pests:
Covering the identification, biology and lifecycles of Chafer beetles (eg; Garden, Welsh, Cockchafer) Leatherjackets (May fly) and Vine Weevil larvae
Module 3: Effective treatment of pests using Nematodes:
Application of Nematodes – covering best methods, hints & tips, suitable weather & temperatures
Module 4: Assessment:
Short section of multiple choice questions. Pass mark 70%
Why choose this course?
Learn in your own time, at your own speed.
Use any internet-enabled device such as; phone, tablet, PC
Understanding of how & why Nematodes are required will save time, money & distress
Access the course as many times as you like
On passing, a LANTRA Certificate of Completion is available to download