Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management

The AFTP is pleased to announce that we will be running our BBRO endorsed 'Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management' course from October 2017

This is the third year we have run this course which is highly applied to grower and agronomist areas of interests ranging from crop physiology and protection to processing and market economics. The course is taught in two day units around the Midlands and East Anglia, vising sites such as beet processing factories and seed producers. With grower prices under increased pressure and diseases such as Rhizomania on the increase, it is vital for growers and agronomists to be fully informed of techniques both to fight disease and to maximize yield.

This course is available as either an Advanced BASIS module which can form part of the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy or as a University of Nottingham credit bearing module worth 15 or 20 academic credits. Training dates have been planned to be convenient for growers and agronomists and take place from late October to December this year. Pre-course e-learning materials will be available online from October for delegates to review aspects of the programme they are unfamiliar with before they attend the training days.

Speakers are leaders in industry and research organisations and offer participants the most up to date and relevant information on markets, crop protection, breeding and seed production, harvesting storage and processing with an optional day on irrigation and water management. In addition BBRO are offering eligible sugar beet growers a 50% bursary for 2017 making this a very attractive opportunity to update skills and knowledge. Applications close on 31st August 2017 – so apply now!

Full details are found on our Advanced Sugar Beet Production and Management course page.

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