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Course details

Better control and avoidance of disease in wheat
Designed for
Individuals who wish to understand the more technical aspects of disease control and how this can affect the success of wheat production.
Entry requirement
Accomplished practitioner
Dates and locations
Register interest
£245 + VAT
One day classroom-based course
CPD points
BASIS tba; 5 NRoSO
Bill Clark

Classroom module 1 (half day) – Advanced management of wheat disease:

  • an overview of plant development with particular emphasis on the impact of disease at different growth stages upon yield and grain quality;
  • managing key diseases, understanding epidemiology of key diseases and how fungicide programmes need to be designed to cope with new disease threats;
  • discussion of the types of fungicides available, their modes of action and how the timing of fungicide applications affects the development of the disease.

Classroom module 2 (half day) – Advanced control strategies:

  • the impact of fungicide resistance on disease control strategies;
  • designing fungicide programmes for the future, taking into account resistance issues, loss of active ingredients, EU legislation and its possible effects on fungicide use.
  • Includes a demonstration of the unique variety fungicide planning tool which allows users to see how individual varieties respond to fungicide inputs.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate

I attended the course to update my understanding of shifts in sensitivity of wheat diseases and how best to tackle these in light of changes in our fungicide armoury. Bill Clark's expertise is invaluable in this area and as a result of attending the session, I have changed my strategy for this coming season.

Ian Wilks, Essex

“Very informative, well presented course” “Very useful and enjoyable event. Very professional” “Good exchange of info and interaction between participants. Would not have gone for this course if it wasn’t run by Bill Clark”

Delegates from Bill Clark’s Disease Management in Wheat course

“The course explains the fundamental issues farmers are facing in light of growing fungicide resistance. I now feel more confident in developing a more timely, robust and economic fungicide programme. The course was enjoyable and also quite eye-opening regarding the problems we can expect in the future in trying to control wheat diseases.”

Thomas Maynard, Warwickshire