Pest & Disease Recognition & Control

Course Outline

  • The course is delivered in an interactive workshop style encouraging participation from the delegate drawing on general knowledge and best practices
  • To give the delegate an understanding of the main pests and diseases found in a wide range of crops.
  • The delegate will be able to identify some of the more common problems and assess the most suitable course of action for control.

  • NRoSO Points – 6 BASIS Points – 10

Course Content

  • Pest & Disease recognition covering the range of pests and diseases for particular crops
  • Monitoring and reporting - systematic approach - monitoring methods
  • Control methods - following the hierarchy of sustainable use directive - cultural - biological and pesticide
  • Hygiene - plant and production materials - compost / media - water - debris
  • Cultural - controlling the environment - humidity - water - nutrition
  • Resistant varieties - what are the alternatives
  • IPM - company policy - legal requirement
  • Pesticide use - selection - criteria
  • Health and Safety - PPE - appropriate equipment
  • Environmental protection - assessment - what needs to be included
  • Record keeping - COSHH - environmental - treatment - disposal - stock
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    Contact Nina or Graham on 01243 216278 or email courses@growtrain.co.uk to book this course
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