Course overview

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's 'Potato Production and Management' course.

Day 1

  • Production, crop physiology and management
  • Markets (Global, EU, UK), Production and Sectors.
  • Growers, Companies, Fresh Market and Processing, Consumption, Varieties, Utilization
  • Morphology, Physiology, Crop Growth, Storage
  • Soil Cultivations and Weed Control
  • Nutrition and Soil Management
  • Defoliation and Harvesting

Day 2

  • Seed diseases and defects, irrigation, decision support and pesticides
  • Seed Production, Certification, Handling
  • Diseases and pests
  • Bruising and other quality defects
  • Irrigation and water requirements: overview and principles
  • Irrigation equipment and soil moisture monitoring
  • Decision support, diagnostics, protocols and use of pesticides

Key facts

Course Dates
2 days
Fee info
£750 is the standalone unit fee or £648 as part of the Potato Production and Management module
Course Provider
Harper Adams University
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
AFTP Cohort
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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