The Plant Health Management Practices course develops an appreciation of factors that influence the 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.
For key annual and perennial 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
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 issues 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 controlling weed, pest and disease problems in perennial cropping systems, including agricultural grassland.
Course Provider: Harper Adams University
Course Date: This course commences each January
Course Delivery: 4 Days Campus Workshops
Course Fee: £1200.00