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Optimising crop management of leafy salads
Designed for
Individuals who wish to understand more about managing crop production and weed, pest and disease control in leafy salads to achieve maximum commercial crop yields and quality.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
25 January 2024, Cambridge
£245 + VAT
One day classroom-based course
CPD points
10 BASIS and 6 NRoSO
Liz Johnson, LJ Technical Consultancy Ltd

Classroom module 1 (half day) – The principles of Integrated Crop Management and field planning:

  • land block rotations, field selection per year, soil structure and soil health;
  • how to set up fields, pre-planting work e.g. weed control, populations and spacing, establishment methods, use of crop covers and relative costs of operations;
  • fitting fields into supply chain patterns, i.e. crop continuity;
  • understanding, recognising and managing common weeds, pests and diseases;
  • impacts of water, nutrition and weather issues.

Classroom/field module 2 (half day) – Optimising growing in practice:

  • life cycles, pest traps and in-field weather data to drive responses to pests and diseases;
  • use of and costs of: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and biological compounds and ‘safe and legal’ systems;
  • development of yield and quality data and residue monitoring data.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate

“The level of the course is a very good overview of how to grow Salad Crops. An ideal introduction for aspiring Crop Managers.”

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