Preventing modern slavery and managing temporary labour

Protect yourself and your business
Reduce risk and save money
Gain credibility with customers
Designed for: 
Farmers, produce supply chain professionals and others within agriculture who use temporary labour and want to understand their legal responsibilities and correct compliance with relevant authorities (e.g. Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Border forces and police). The course covers the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (2015), including how to spot and avoid slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. Content for this course has been written in consultation with the Gangmasters Licencing Authority.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
CPD points to be awarded
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Using remote sensing data for higher yields and profits

This course explains the science behind some of the remote sensing techniques that are used in modern farming. It explains satellite, air-borne and tractor-mounted sensors, what they actually measure and how to interpret the images. Understanding the science behind these technologies will allow you to use them more effectively on farm to help manage your inputs. The course covers a wide range of topics that explain how to use remote sensing in crop management, including:

  • Introduction to the science behind remote sensing
  • Interpreting colour and NDVI images in relation to crop growth stages and disease levels
  • Spectral reflectance and mapping
  • Thermal images and crops, including understanding photosynthesis and respiration
  • The role of remote sensing in yield forecasting
  • How to use weed maps to plan control strategies
  • The science behind remote sensing: summary
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Building arable rotations for soil fertility, yield and resilience

Resilient Rotations will equip you with the skills required to develop durable combinable crop rotations, including the impact of cultivations, crop choice and soil management on yield and gross margin return. Users are guided through the principles of rotational planning, based on results from NIAB TAG’s long-term rotational studies.

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Micro-biological risk reduction and management for fresh produce crops

Protect and enhance your quality
Reduce your risk and protect reputation
Meet the requirements of assurance schemes and consumer protocols
Designed for: 
Farmers, farm managers, technical and quality members of staff who are required to deliver food safety management as part of assurance schemes, third party certification schemes and customer protocols. The course is also suitable for those wishing to further their knowledge of the factors affecting food safety of fresh produce crops.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
3 BASIS points. 2 NRoSO points
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Managing pesticide residues in fresh produce

Reduce your risk
Keep safe and legal
Grow reputation with customers and consumers
Designed for: 
Technical and quality members of staff, e.g. quality management staff who face retailer customers.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
10 BASIS points. 5 NRoSO points
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Food safety risk assessment (HACCP) for farmers

Ensure compliance with assurance standards
Manage food safety risks
Meet the needs of customers
Designed for: 
Farmers, Farm Managers, Technical and Quality members of staff who are required to undertake food safety risk assessments as part of assurance, third party certification schemes and customer protocols. The course is also suitable for those wishing to further their knowledge of the factors affecting food safety of primary products.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
6 BASIS points. 1 NRoSO point
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Minimising pesticide residues

Reduce your risk
Keep safe and legal
Grow reputation with customers and consumers
Designed for: 
Technical staff (quality & agronomists) to help them design and implement fungicide and insecticide programmes for Supermarket facing, short life vegetables and fruits that ensures full pest and disease control and limits the pesticide residues left on the produce.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
10 BASIS points. 6 NRoSO points
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Maximising the benefits of cover crops in arable rotations

Cover cropping in arable systems is a three module course offering guidance to improve effectiveness of your cover cropping strategies. The course will provide advice on the skills required to deploy cover crops on farm using the best agronomic strategies. Upon completion of the course you will be better equipped to:

  • Understand how cover crops deliver benefits to soils, crop management and the environment
  • Choose the right cover crop
  • Improve the effectiveness of cover cropping strategies
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