Dates & locations

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Course details

Syllabus
Best practice agronomy for cereals and oilseed rape
Code
PR01
Designed for
Individuals who wish to understand how the technical aspects of crop and soil husbandry affect the success of cereal and oilseed rape production.
Entry requirement
Awareness of the subject
Dates and locations
28th June 2017, Cambridge, 25th January 2018, Telford & 31st January 2018, Cambridge
Price
£225 + VAT
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
10 BASIS points; 3 NRoSO points
Author: 
Phil Humphrey, Agronomist, NIAB TAG and Alison Barnett, Consultant, NIAB TAG
Content

Module 1 (half day):

  • examining soil types and soil structures and the effects of cultivation;
  • an overview of nutrients and the effects they have on crop production;
  • crop growth stages, how to recognise them and their importance in relation to crop management decisions;
  • the effects of plant growth regulators.

Module 2 (classroom and field) (half day):

  • effect of weeds on crop yield and quality;
  • identification of the most common weeds;
  • types of herbicides and their effects;
  • impact pests and diseases can have on crop yield and quality;
  • identification of the most common diseases;
  • types of fungicides and their effects;
  • identification and life cycle of some common pests and methods of control.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate