December 17, 2014 – Syngenta Turf and Landscape is offering new resources for golf course superintendents interested in creating and expanding Operation Pollinator habitats. For information on how to establish an Operation Pollinator habitat or how to expand awareness of existing pollinator protection efforts, golf course owners and superintendents can now visit and download information from GreenCastOnline.com/OperationPollinator.
“The new Operation Pollinator website helps owners and superintendents explore how they can help protect pollinators and share their efforts with the community,” says Walt Osborne, key accounts manager, Syngenta. “Pairing the expertise of local Syngenta territory managers with these resources provides superintendents a foundation to further their service as environmental stewards and inspire pride for their golf course.”
Golf courses can use the available communication tools to help tell their story about why they are involved with Operation Pollinator. Sample templates for a news release and an e-newsletter provide a starting point for golf courses to express how they support native pollinators and bee health while enhancing the course’s appearance and overall playing experience.
“For many years, golf courses have been accused of damaging the habitats of natural pollinators, such as bees and butterflies,” says Paul L. Carter, CGCS, The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tennessee. “In an effort to raise the awareness of the need and importance of these pollinators to golf courses, we are happy to be involved with Operation Pollinator at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay.”
What is Operation Pollinator?
Operation Pollinator provides golf course managers the tools and information to successfully establish and manage attractive wildflower resources that are crucial for native bees and other pollinating insects to thrive, while enhancing the visual appearance of the course and the overall playing experience. Operation Pollinator habitats are currently helping pollinators on golf courses across 26 states and participation continues to grow.
To learn how to get involved with Operation Pollinator, please visit GreenCastOnline.com/OperationPollinator or contact your local Syngenta territory manager. Operation Pollinator participants can share photos and join the conversation on Twitter by following @SyngentaTurf and using #OperationPollinator.
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