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Course details

Improving quality and profitability of malting barley
Designed for
Malting barley growers who want to optimise seed rate, nitrogen use, tillering and canopy management, apical development and fungicide use. This course will help growers adjust input and mangement of the malting barley crop for increased profitability and quality.
Entry requirement
An advanced course best suited to accomplished pactitioners who want to implement the latest agri-tech research and knowledge on farm
Dates and locations
To be scheduled
£225 + VAT
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
6 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO
Bill Clark, Technical Director NIAB TAG

Classroom module 1 (half day): Physiology of the barley crop• Understanding the management of growth and development of the barley crop• The storage capacity of the barley ear• Grain filling and ripening• Management decisions to influence growth during the developmental phase• Managing tillering and final shoot number Classroom module 2 (half day): Agronomy and crop protection• Patterns of N uptake• Understanding the nitrogen requirements of malting barley• What the maltster wants – reasons for rejection Variety choice and management Disease control in malting barley• Disease identification• Fungicide planning• Fungicide resistance 

“I’ve worked in the protected site of salad crops for many years, I’m looking to get more involved in field crops so this course was a useful introduction and will help me embrace a new area of business.”

Simon Budge