Integrated pest management for 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 and 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