Dates & locations

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04 Mar 2021 - 09:15am Cambridgeshire
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Course details

Syllabus
Understanding and optimising potato nutrition
Code
NM03
Designed for
Agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
4 March 2021, Cambridge
Price
£120 + VAT
Duration: 
A half day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO point
Author: 
Dr Marc Allison, Senior Researcher, NIAB CUF
Content

Classroom module 1 (half day) –

  • Laws, regulations and supply chain protocols;
  • Sources of information, e.g. RB209, Technical Notes and AHDB Potatoes;
  • Soil variability, soil sampling and estimating the supply of nutrients from soil;
  • How to use manures and other organic amendments efficiently;
  • The nutrient requirement of the potato crop and the effect of variety;
  • Nutrients and potato crop quality, e.g. bruising, dry matter and skin-set;
  • Environmental aspects of nutrient management, e.g. carbon footprinting, leaching and run-off;
  • Practical exercises to make fertiliser recommendations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: PR13 Improving potato yieds and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance runs in the afternoon (from 12.30pm) the same day.  Book both courses for a full day of training.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate