The course will examine the principles and application of new technologies in the production of fresh produce crops.
The course will develop a greater understanding of the environmental impact of crop production, particularly the role of nutrients and water in the efficient production of fresh produce crops in a range of field and protected production systems.
The participants will examine crop production strategies using decision support systems combined with precision application technology.
The course will also demonstrate how an in-depth understanding of agronomy, pest, disease and weeds can assist with the formulation of integrated crop protection plans which utilise the cultural, chemical and biological control methods required in current fresh produce crop assurance strategies, such as GlobalGap and Assured Food Standards and legislative requirements.
Please note that as Advanced Agronomy for Fresh Produce is not a core module within Harper Adams University’s postgraduate program this module will only run if there are 5 or more confirmed enrolments by Monday 13th May 2019.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Areas covered on this course will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530