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Course details

Title
Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes
Code
PR14
Designed for
Agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates & locations
To be scheduled
Price
£120 + VAT
Duration
A half day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points; 1 NRoSO point
Author
Mark Stalham, Research Scientist, NIAB CUF
Content

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: PR13 Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance runs in the morning (from 09:30 am) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate