Dates & locations

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30 Jan 2018 - 01:00pm East Riding of Yorkshire
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Dr Marc Allison, NIAB CUF Register Interest Book now

Course details

Syllabus
Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance
Code
PR13
Designed for
Agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
To be scheduled
Price
£120 + VAT
Duration: 
A half day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points; 1 NRoSO point
Author: 
Dr Marc Allison, Senior Researcher, NIAB CUF
Content

Classroom module 1 (half day) –

  • The need to measure crop performance;
  • The link between crop physiology and what is measured;
  • Understanding crop variation and developing strategies to cope with it;
  • The importance of recording protocols;
  • What tools can be used to record or remotely sense data?
  • Recording seed and planting information;
  • Recording the growing crop;
  • Recording the harvested crop and storage;
  • Data collation and storage – how to add value to the data you’ve collected;
  • Practical exercise in measuring and interpreting crop data.

 

PLEASE NOTE: PR14 Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes runs in the afternoon (from 01:30 pm) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate