Crop production is a core business for the majority of agricultural holdings worldwide and is the sole source of income for many growers.
This short course is suitable for graduates and non-graduates working in the crops industry who are planning to become growers or technical advisors and aims to provide an understanding of the scientific principles underlying crop production and their application in commercial crop management.
Areas covered will include:
• Underlying production principles for the main crops utilised in the UK and world agriculture
• Agronomy of key combinable and root crops grown in the UK
• Scientific principles fundamental to optimum yield achievement
• Environmental and economic awareness of crop management practices
• Live observation of field crops
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, biological, and economic factors influencing the choice of field crop species
• Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of crop growth and development and the influence of management on the components of yield
• Assess crop health and growth and utilise the observations made towards constructing management strategies
• Synthesise and critically appraise management strategies to optimise yield and quality in crop production with due regard to market constraints and the environment
• In a live cropping situation, discuss how scientific principles and technologies can be applied to in-crop problems to optimise returns within best management practices.
Course Provider: Harper Adams University
Course Date: This course commences each November
Course Delivery: 4 Days Campus Workshops
Course Fee: £1200.00