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.
By the end of the Plant Health Management Practices course participants will be able to:
For key annual and perennial agricultural crops, agricultural grassland and horticultural food crops the following plant health issues will be addressed:
This course will be assessed by a presentation and a practical identification exam (50:50 weighting)
Dr John Reade
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530