Scotts Turf and Amenity Team knows the 'FACTS'
The Fertilizer Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS) is independent, non-statutory and recognised by the fertilizer industry, Defra and the Environment Agency. It is accepted as a successful means of setting standards, training and accrediting the continuous professional development of those providing nutrient management advice.
Turf & Amenity product manager Simon Barnaby said: "Until now, the FACTS course and examination was mainly designed for agriculture and commercial horticulture. Working in conjunction with the trainers David Godsmark and BASIS, and with input from the STRI, we have created the first FACTS course tailored specifically for the turf and amenity industry.
"It was an extremely tough five-day course, culminating in an examination and viva. All eight T&A managers passed, which is great news, as we're the only company in the industry who's entire T&A team holds this qualification. This significantly strengthens the service we can provide to our customers."
The FACTS course is designed to ensure that candidates can provide a high standard of advice to turf managers and amenity managers on all aspects of nutrition. It has a leading role to play in the environmental implications of turf grass nutrition, because advisors qualified in FACTS can give turf manager the most up-to-date information and advice on how best to protect the environment when using nutritional products.