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Nematicide Stewardship e-learning

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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. 5 NRoSO points
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Purchasing and storing professional pesticides on farms

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Pheromone traps and monitoring

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Soft fruit growers who want to implement best practice when using pheromone traps and lures in order to achieve better, more targeted control of soft fruit pests (e.g. blackberry midge, raspberry cane midge, common green capsid, European tarnished plant bug, raspberry beetle, strawberry blossom weevil, western flower thrips, SWD).
Duration: 
Half day classroom-based module
CPD points: 
6 BASIS points. 5 NRoSO points
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Pear sucker management

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Individuals who want to effectively control pear sucker through best practice Integrated Pest Management techniques. This course is relevant to pear growers and agronomists.
Duration: 
One day classroom-based module, including field walk
CPD points: 
6 BASIS points. 3 NRoSO points
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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. 5 NRoSO points
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Nematicide Stewardship

Comply with assurance schemes
Protect yield through better control
Save on product, time and machinery
Designed for: 
All PA4 and PA4G qualified staff who apply granular pesticides. This will mainly be relevant to tractor drivers; however, the course may also appeal to agronomists, farm owners, farm managers and contractors who wish to update their knowledge on nematicide stewardship. This course represents best practice developed by the Nematicide Stewardship Programme, and is the basis of the Nematicide Application Protocol (NSP) in the Red Tractor crop specific protocols for potatoes, onions, parsnips and carrots. Full incorporation into standard is expected for the 2019 season and businesses are encouraged to pursue a proactive approach to help safeguard the ongoing use of nematicide products by ensuring operators undertake this course.
Duration: 
A half-day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
7 BASIS points. 3 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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