Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation – Active Ingredients Regulations

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation - Active Ingredients Regulations

I had the great pleasure of visiting Gothenburg this week to support Lars, our commercial manager in Sweden, at the Swedish Greenkeepers association. What a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days it was and thank you to all the Swedish greenkeepers who welcomed me.

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation - Active Ingredients Regulations

These guys are a step further on than us with limitation on the usage of products containing Active Ingredients with extremely high levels of stewardship restriciting their timings. This coupled with difficult disease pressure periods proves tricky.

The conference was really well supported with some excellent talks from many speakers including Beth Guertal, Kenny MacKay and Steve Isaacs.

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation - Active Ingredients Regulations

I had many conversations with the course managers who are doing a great job reducing disease pressure in order to get the very best out of the fungicides they had available to them rather than relying soley on the fungicide to do the work. It was really refreshing to listen to them being proactive and almost relishing the challenge that confronts them.

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation - Active Ingredients Regulations

My overall impression of these guys was one of positivity and optimism, they see there are challenges ahead, its a tough market but there is a determination to keep driving standards forward. Once again thank you for the warm welcome. I hope to come and visit again next year.

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation - Active Ingredients Regulations

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