Course overview

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

The unit will allow you to:

  • Identify different soil types and relate their physical properties to appropriate tillage management for potato production.
  • Prepare management plans which minimise soil damage and the soil erosion risk within potato production systems.
  • Plan and review potato field management systems to effectively minimise or control run-off, drainage, diffuse and point source pollution.
  • Formulate appropriate nutrient management plans for crop rotations that include potatoes.

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
Harper Adams University
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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