Course overview

The Plant Health Management Practices course develops an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of weed, pest and disease outbreaks. It will enable you to recognise, evaluate and design appropriate strategies for plant health management and control. 

You will also develop an awareness of how significant crop protection problems are to plant health management, providing you with an understanding of the practice of conventional and novel approaches to control.

Key facts file

Course Dates:

11 - 15 Feb 2019

Title: Plant Health Management Practices
Type/Duration:

5 days
This course can be studied as a stand alone training course.

Entry Requirements:

Graduate level or relevant experience within the crops industry

Credits: 15
Cost: £1200.00
Course Provider: Harper Adams University
Course Arrangements: Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location: Harper Adams University

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Plant Health Management Practices course participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the use of physical diagnostic characteristics in the identification of example weed, pest and disease problems and evaluate their agricultural / horticultural significance
  • Choose appropriate control measures for individual problems and combine them into integrated pest management systems
  • Evaluate and synthesise cost effective, environmentally sensitive strategies for the control of example weed, pest and disease problems in annual arable and horticultural cropping systems
  • Evaluate and synthesise cost effective, environmentally sensitive strategies for the control of example weed, pest and disease problems in perennial cropping systems, including agricultural grassland.

 

Additional Course Information

For key annual and perennial agricultural crops, agricultural grassland and horticultural food crops the following plant health issues will be addressed:

  • Identification of crop protection problems
  • Evaluation of crop protection practices
  • Effect of cropping practices
  • Crop protection plans
  • Synthesis and Development

This course will be assessed by a presentation and a practical identification exam (50:50 weighting)

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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