Maximising crop yield and quality by developing irrigation and water management techniques can help growers demonstrate best practice to retailers and consumers. This course will recommend ways for growers to improve crop performance by evaluating the different types of irrigation and water managements systems available.
This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's "Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management" or "Potato Production and Management" courses. It will cover the scientific basis for efficient irrigation and water management in the UK.
There is an increasing need for efficient and effective irrigation and water management to maximise crop yield and quality whilst making best use of the water available. This is important for meeting the standards required by retailers and consumers; for demonstrating best practice (for example when considering licence renewal); and to minimise costs of production.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Areas covered will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP