Variety Identification & Crop Inspection - Cereal (Part 1)

National Institute Of Agricultural Botany
In Huntingdon Road

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Typology Course
Location Huntingdon road
Duration 4 Days
  • Course
  • Huntingdon road
  • Duration:
    4 Days
Description

This course will teach candidates how to identify varieties of wheat, barley and oats using a range of predominately ear and grain.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts On request
Location
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Course programme

The crop inspectors courses concentrate on the botany, classification and identification of species and varieties and also cover the theory and practice of crop inspection. Training is given by NIAB staff experienced in the certification and inspection of the relevant crops. The courses are designed to provide appropriate training for candidates sitting the Defra examinations for a Seed Crop Inspectors Licence of the appropriate category.

All courses include:

* Comprehensive literature
* Detailed instructions of crop inspection techniques
* NIAB Certificate of Proficiency indicating PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION for those who reach the required standard.

CEREAL COURSE: will teach candidates how to identify varieties of wheat, barley and oats using a range of predominately ear and grain. The course is held in two parts with Part I held in January over a four-day period, when candidates are introduced to the botanical characters and the theory and practices of crop inspection. The course concludes with an examination.

Part II is held in our purpose-grown teaching plots on one day in June. Candidates will apply the knowledge learned in the Part I course to identify varieties and mixtures of varieties in vivo. The course concludes with an examination. Successful completion of both examinations results in the award of a category ‘A' crop inspectors licence which authorises the inspector to inspect cereal crops producing seed of Certified categories.


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