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Course details

Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes
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
Mark Stalham, Head of Potato Agronomy Group, NIAB CUF

Classroom module 1 (half day) –

  • Estimating evapotranspiration demand (including a modelling tool exercise);
  • Drought tolerance;
  • Soil water supply (texture, rooting depth, compaction);
  • Determining limiting deficit and the dynamics of different deficits;
  • Crop quality (common scab and other diseases, cracking, bruising);
  • Measurement tools;
  • Application (equipment and monitoring);
  • Practical scheduling exercise.


PLEASE NOTE: PR16 Understanding potato crop growth stages runs in the morning (from 09:15 am) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate