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Nematicide Stewardship e-learning

BASIS points: 
4 BASIS points and 1 NRoSO point
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SWD management for vineyard crops

Protect fruit yield and quality
Maximise effectiveness of monitoring and control
Maintain Integrated Pest Management and protect the environment
Designed for: 
Growers of grape-bearing vines who want to effectively monitor and control Spotted Wing Drosophila to protect fruit yield and quality
Duration: 
One day classroom based, including field walk
CPD points: 
7 BASIS points and 5 NRoSO points
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Purchasing and storing professional pesticides on farms

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SWD management

Michelle Fountain
David Buss
Madeleine Cannon
Designed for: 
Soft- and stone-fruit growers who want to effectively control Spotted Wing Drosophila to protect fruit yield and quality.
Duration: 
One day classroom based, including field walk.
CPD points: 
12 BASIS points and 5 NRoSO points
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Accurate identification of diseases for successful control in barley

The accurate identification and differentiation between fungal diseases and physiological leaf symptoms in barley are paramount to implementing successful disease control strategies. This interactive quiz-based course will improve your identification skills of twelve barley diseases through the use of images, descriptions and diagnostic features, aiding you to make the correct treatment decisions in the field.

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Accurate identification of diseases for successful control in oilseed rape

Despite current ex-farm prices, winter oilseed rape remains a valuable break crop in a combinable crop rotation. Careful attention to agronomy, especially disease management, will help to maximise profitability. Oilseed rape suffers from a number of yield-robbing diseases and accurate identification is the first step towards control. This interactive quiz-based course, based on a series of images, descriptions and diagnostic features, will help you to identify and become more familiar with ten diseases of oilseed rape leading to improved crop management strategies.

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Better control of disease in wheat

Learn about fungicide management and gain access to the unique variety fungicide planning tool which allows users to see how individual varieties respond to fungicide inputs. Also included is a wheat disease database that covers identification, biology and control. This is an ideal follow-up to the principles learnt in our Wheat disease identification e-learning course.

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Better black-grass control to reduce threat to yield and profit

Module 1 – Principles of control This module examines the research data on black-grass management to help raise awareness of the control options available and their benefits and constraints. At the end of the module is a short test to help consolidate what you have learned

Module 2 – Maintaining profitability In this module, you will explore the experiences of two growers whose techniques have helped them to achieve high levels of control on their farms, and learn how to use NIAB TAG’s innovative, new black-grass management tool

Black-grass management tool - On completion of the course you will have access to the tool and be able to model the effects of rotational changes on the seed bank and the impact on the gross margin on your farm

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Accurate identification of diseases for successful control in wheat

Disease identification is the first step in successful disease control, but there are many pitfalls. Diseases may be confused with disorders and symptoms often vary depending on the prevailing weather. This course provides a platform to fine-tune and further develop your skills in disease identification in wheat. Devised by Bill Clark the course is based on a series of interactive quizzes and focuses on the key identification symptoms for over 20 key diseases of wheat.

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Better black-grass control to reduce threat to yield and profit

Reduce the threat to yield and profit
Optimise black-grass control at the lowest cost
Build resilience into your farming system
Designed for: 
Individuals who wish to improve their black-grass management in combinable crop rotations.
Duration: 
One half day classroom-based module
CPD points: 
To be awarded
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