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Course details

Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance
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 confirmed
£120 + VAT
A half day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO point
Dr Marc Allison, Senior Researcher, NIAB CUF

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: NM03 Understanding and optimising potato nutrition 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