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Course details

Syllabus
Optimising crop management of bulb onions
Code
PR08
Designed for
Individuals who wish to understand more about managing crop production and weed, pest and disease control in bulb onions to achieve maximum commercial crop yields and quality.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
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Price
£225 + VAT
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
CPD points to be awarded
Author: 
Andy Richardson, Senior Consultant, A.B. Agronomy Ltd and Tom Will, Managing Director, Vegetable Consultancy Services (UK) Ltd
Content

Classroom module 1 (half day) – The principles of Integrated Crop Management and field planning:

  • land block rotations, field selection per year, soil structure and soil health;
  • how to set up fields, pre-planting work e.g. weed control, populations and spacing, establishment methods and relative costs of operations;
  • understanding, recognising and managing common weeds, pests and diseases;
  • impacts of water, nutrition and weather issues.

Classroom module 2 (half day) – Optimising growing in practice:

  • life cycles, pest traps and in-field weather data to drive responses to pests and diseases;
  • use of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and biological compounds and ‘safe and legal’ systems;
  • development of yield and quality data and residue monitoring data.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate