Courses

The AFTP offers a wide variety of flexible training courses, built with your career in mind. Ranging from one day workshops, online distance learning and short courses through to postgraduate programmes including PGDip, PGCert, MSc and Research Degrees; our training themes span the entire agrifood sector.

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Crops & Fresh Produce

Biology and Epidemiology of Plant Pathogens

This course will deal with the biology and epidemiology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, protozoa, parasitic plants and other pathogens that are the main causes of plant disease. This five...

Start date: 10/12/2018
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Practices

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...

Start date: 11/02/2019
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants

The Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants course is aimed at individuals who wish to understand how research into agricultural traits, crop genetics and the breeding of crop plants is actually done....

Start date: 25/03/2019
20 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Diagnosis and Management of Plant Pathogens

The Diagnosis and Management of Plant Pathogens course focuses on disease management. Attendees will be enabled to identify and evaluate disease and pathogens that effect plants as well as the best...

Start date: 01/04/2019
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Applied Precision Crop Production

The Applied Precision Crop Production course will examine the application of precision technologies in the crop management process and some of the associated software which allows for their...

Start date: 28/05/2019
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Postharvest Quality Management

This module will explore the postharvest chain for fresh produce, introducing you to the issues surrounding the maintenance of quality of this area of the food supply chain. Through three days of...

Start date: 22/06/2020
20 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management

This course has been designed for individuals who wish to improve their fundamental understanding of sugar beet production (e.g. growers, agronomists, breeders, consultants). It is recognised by...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Current Research in Crop Protection

This course is aimed at individuals working to put agricultural research into practice i.e. Agronomists, Advisers, Technical Managers and Farmers. Course participants will benefit from a deeper...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Drones for Crop Production

Accurate information regarding crop production is becoming increasingly important. This information is needed for effective (localised) crop management decisions to increased crop production and...

Start date: TBC
Crops & Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Production

The fresh produce sector of agriculture is fast moving, innovative and high value. The constant pressure to improve efficiency and come up with new crops has led to significant innovations and...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Plant Health Management Principles

This short course, suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the Crops Industry, has been produced in order to develop an appreciation of factors that influence occurrence and severity of...

Start date: TBC
15 credits
Crops & Fresh Produce

Potato Production and Management

This course and its several connected units cover all aspects of the production of potatoes. The course is designed for agronomists and other professionals in the potato industry to deepen their...

Start date: TBC
30 credits

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