NIAB training courses available from ARTIS this January

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NIAB courses delivered by ARTIS Training this January in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and East Yorkshire focus on the control of black-grass, disease control in wheat, nutrient management for combinable crops and field vegetables, and optimising and improving potato crops.

Better black-grass control to reduce threat to yield and profit

9 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: John Cussans, NIAB TAG

This half-day course focuses on black-grass management in combinable crop rotations. It covers the use of cultural control, herbicides and using a decision tool to calculate the economic impacts of management strategies across the rotation.

Course fee: £120 + VAT

Better control and avoidance of disease in wheat

10 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: Bill Clark, NIAB TAG

This one-day course is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and provides an overview of more technical aspects of disease control and advanced control strategies. It includes a look into fungicide programmes for the future, taking into account resistance issues, loss of active ingredients and the effect of EU legislation. 

Course fee: £225 + VAT

Advanced nutrient management for combinable crops

11 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: Stuart Knight, NIAB TAG

This one-day course covers the latest thinking on the management of soil and fertiliser nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and magnesium for cereals, oilseeds and pulses and circumstances where micronutrient fertiliser is needed.

Course fee: £225 + VAT

Optimising nutrient management for field vegetables

23 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: Paul Lewis, Harper Adams University

This one-day course covers the latest thinking on the management of soil nutrient supply and plant uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, magnesium and micro-nutrients for field horticultural crops.

Course fee: £225 + VAT

Benefits of cover crops in arable systems

24 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: Nathan Morris

This one-day course covers types of cover crops and the reasons for growing them as well as how to select and deploy the correct crop in arable rotations and analyse data to assess their efficacy and value.

Course fee: £225 + VAT

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Profitable growing of vegetable brassicas

25 January 2018, Boston, Lincolnshire

Trainer: Andy Richardson, Allium & Brassica Centre

This one-day course provides advice on managing crop production and weed, pest and disease control in vegetable brassicas to achieve maximum commercial crop yields and quality. It includes the principles of integrated crop management and field planning and how to optimise growing in practice. 

Course fee: £225 + VAT

Best practice agronomy for cereals and oilseed rape

25 January 2018, Telford, Shropshire

Trainer: Bryce Rham, independent agronomist

This one-day course takes place in both the classroom and the field and includes the identification of common weeds, diseases and pests. It also includes an overview of nutrients and the effects they have on crop production and the effects of plant growth regulators. 

Course fee: £225 + VAT

Essentials of good soil management

30 January 2018, Cambridge

Trainer: Mel Holloway, ADAS RSK

This one-day classroom and field-based course covers to principles of good soil management and well as tips for practical soil assessment. The principles addressed are relevant across all crops. Discussions will be adapted to the technical issues that are of most interest to course participants.

Course fee: £225 + VAT

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Understanding and optimising potato nutrition

30 January 2018, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Trainer: Dr Marc Allison, NIAB CUF

This half-day course is suitable for agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers with practical experience. It covers sources of information, nutrient requirements, and fertiliser recommendations.

Course fee: £120 + VAT

Book this course together with Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance on the same day for a full day of training. 

Improving potato yields and profitability by measuring and monitoring performance

30 January 2018, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Trainer: Dr Marc Allison, NIAB CUF

This half-day course is suitable for agronomists, potato business employees, supply chain employees, farm managers and farmers with practical experience. It covers recording protocols, data collation and how to measure and interpret the data.

Course fee: £120 + VAT

Book this course together with the Understanding and optimising potato nutrition course on the same day for a full day of training. 

Understanding potato crop growth stages

31 January 2018, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Trainer: Dr Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF

This half-day course covers characteristics of potatoes (e.g. clonal, perishable); growth keys (e.g. BBCH); seed (dormancy, apical dominance, physiological and chronological age, sprouting, storage temperature, pathology, size, cutting); emergence (soil temperature, planting depth, pathology); root growth (soil conditions, variety) and much more.

Course fee: £120 + VAT

Book this course together with the Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes course on the same day for a full day of training. 

Scheduling irrigation to optimise yield and quality in potatoes

31 January 2018, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Trainer: Dr Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF

This half-day course covers estimating evapotranspiration demand (including a modelling tool exercise); drought tolerance; soil water supply, measurement tools, application (equipment and monitoring) and more.

Course fee: £120 + VAT

Book this course together with the Understanding potato crop growth stages course on the same day for a full day of training. 

For more information or to book, visit the ARTIS Training website


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