Better control of weed and pest management in combinable crops
Individuals who want to understand the principles of effective pest and weed management in combinable crops.
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
£225 + VAT
A one day classroom-based course
10 BASIS points; 6 NRoSO points
Liz Robinson, ARTIS Technical Writer, NIAB and Alison Barnett, Consultant, NIAB TAG
Classroom module 1 (half day) – Weed identification and management:
- identification of common weed species and use of reference materials;
- germination patterns, crop-weed competition, seed bank dynamics, dormancy and control thresholds;
- non-chemical control methods including mechanical, cultivation, rotation, crop competition and spring cropping;
- herbicide classes, timing and current status of resistance.
Classroom module 2 (half day) – Pest identification and management:
- identification and biology of common pests found in combinable crops and their economic importance;
- forecasting, detection, monitoring and thresholds;
- identification and role of beneficial insects;
- chemical and non-chemical control options including use of rotation, cultivation and resistant varieties;
- discussion of the main insecticide groups, their mode of action, method of delivery and resistance status and impact on beneficial;
- implications of climate change and new pest threats.
Trainers are accredited by ARTIS
Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate