Advanced crop management of bulb onions
Those at an advanced level such as assistant farm manager, or farm manager. Participants may already have a BASIS qualification and wish to build on this with the latest knowledge to optimise crop production, weed, pest and disease control to achieve maximum commercial crop yields and quality. ARTIS also run an ABLE level course more suited to those who are preparing for formal qualifications such as BASIS, or at an earlier stage of their career such as farm operatives.
An advanced course is best suited to accomplished practitioners who want to implement the latest agri-tech research and knowledge on farm.
Dates and locations
£245 + VAT
One day classroom-based course
12 BASIS points and 5 NRoSO points
Andy Richardson, Senior Consultant, A.B. Agronomy Ltd
Classroom module 1 (half day)Weed management • Identification of common problem weeds and their economic importance • Non-chemical control methods including mechanical, cultivation and crop rotation • Best use of residual and contact herbicide options for drilled and set crops • Use of targeted applications of residual and contact herbicides (band and spot spraying) Pest management • Identification and biology of common pests and their economic importance • Forecasting, sampling and monitoring • Discussion of the main insecticide groups, modes of action and resistance management • Chemical and cultural control options including use of rotations
Classroom module 2 (half day)Disease management • Identification and biology of common soil and foliar diseases and their economic importance • Forecasting, sampling and monitoring • Discussion of main fungicide groups, modes of action and resistance management • Review of chemical and cultural control options Harvesting and storage • Use of sprout suppressants • Harvest timing/strategy to optimise yield/quality • Store management to avoid physiological disorders and internal disease
Trainers are accredited by ARTIS
Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate