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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
£245 + VAT
One day classroom-based course
CPD points
12 BASIS and 5 NRoSO
Aoife O'Driscoll, Crop Protection and Agronomy Specialist, NIAB

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