AFTP Course - Plant Health Management Practices

Organised by AFTP

The Plant Health Management Practices course develops an appreciation of factors that influence 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.

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 problems 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 the control of example weed, pest and disease problems in perennial cropping systems, including agricultural grassland.