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Course details

Syllabus
Advanced crop management of vegetable brassicas
Code
PR29
Designed for
Individuals who wish to optimise horticultural brassica production through improved pest, weed and disease control. This course is suitable for accomplished practitioners who already have experience in the field and may already be BASIS qualified. For those looking for a lower level course see Profitable growing of vegetable brassicas PR04.
Entry requirement
Accomplished practitioner
Dates and locations
16 January 2020, Lincolnshire
Price
£225 + VAT
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
BASIS applied for; 5 NRoSO points
Author: 
Andy Richardson, General Manager, Allium & Brassica Agronomy
Content

Module 1 (half day): Introduction to UK vegetable brassica production

Weed management

  • identification of common problem weeds and their economic importance;
  • non-chemical control methods including mechanical, cultivation and crop rotation;
  • options for and best use of residual and contact herbicides;
  • 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.

Module 2 (classroom and field) (half day):

Disease management

  • identification and biology of common diseases and their economic importance;
  • forecasting, sampling and monitoring;
  • discussion of the main fungicide groups, modes of action and resistance management;
  • chemical and cultural control options;

Harvesting and storage

  • Best harvest and storage practice for the range of vegetable brassicas. Including visit to a 1500 tonne cabbage store

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate