Dates & locations

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12 Jan 2021 - 09:30am Lincolnshire
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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
An advanced course best suited to accomplished practitioners who want to implement the latest agritech research and knowledge on farm.
Dates and locations
12 January 2021, Lincolnshire
Price
£225 + VAT
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
8 BASIS; 6 NRoSO
Author: 
Andrew Richardson, General Manager, Allium & Brassica Agronomy
Content

Classroom 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 diseases 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 •

Classroom module 2 (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.