A course on the identification, prevention and control of garden pests diseases and disorders.

Masterclass (Ryton) - Identification and Control of Garden Pests, Diseases and Disorders

 AoPH Masterclass Identification of P&D

A course on the identification, prevention and control of garden pests diseases and disorders.

Session 1 September - Course outline, subjects to be studied.  Defining garden pests, diseases and disorders. Plant pests and disease dynamics. Prevention of pests, diseases and disorders. Effective use of biological controls. Safe use of plant protection products.

Session 2, October - Important pests, diseases and disorders of top fruit. Methods of prevention and control.

Session 3, November - Important pests, diseases and disorders of soft fruit. Methods of prevention and control. Identification test of top fruit P,D& D.

Session 4, December - Important pests, diseases and disorders of outdoor vegetables. Methods of prevention and control. Identification test soft fruit P,D & D.

Session 5, January - Important pests, diseases and disorders of woody ornamental plants. Methods of prevention and control. Identification test Outdoor vegetables P,D&D.

Session 6, March - Important pests, diseases and disorders of non woody ornamental plants. Methods of prevention and control. Identification test woody ornamentals P, D & D.

Session 7, April - Important pests, diseases and disorders of protected crops. Methods of prevention and control. Identification test non woody ornamentals P,D & D.

Session 8, May - Important pests, diseases and disorders of lawns. Methods of  prevention and control. Identification test - protected crops P, D & D.

Session 9, June - Practical identification of pest diseases and disorders on site. Carrying out control of pests diseases and disorders on site. Identification test - lawns P, D & D.

 

Dates and times - This is a rolling programme: you can attend one session or all nine sessions. To check when this course is running please look on the website for dates. This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

What qualification will I get? On completion of the nine separate sessions you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: cash or cheque on the first day of the course, BACS or PayPal seven days before the start day of the course.

Cost: £395.00 plus V.A.T. at £79.00 for the complete course, total payable £474.00, or £ 55.00 plus V.A.T, per session, total payable £ 66.00.

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a theory course, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing. There will be walks on site where you will be required to wear suitable outdoor clothing and safety footwear. You WILL NOT be applying plant protection products at any point, however there are practical's involving the application of biological controls. For those all necessary protective clothing will be provided.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.

 

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