Disease Management: Principles and Practices

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Agriculture
Department Name: Agronomy

Objectives:

Diseases are one of the major constraints to crop production worldwide. The aim of this course is to examine an effective, economical and sustainable disease management strategy that requires the implementation of an appropriate set of management practises. These practices result in the production of a quality crop and healthy financial returns. The challenge of global warming, the resulting change in climate and the way it will affect agricultural production in future confront us all. The information contained in this short course will challenge us all to a better understanding of the relationship between disease causing agents, crops and the environment. The basic principles and practise of disease management is aimed primarily at any person who operates and forms part of the decision making process in sustainable and effective disease management. The basis of the content of this course is to set the foundation to a better understanding of disease management in order to continue and to advance to the specific crop program courses.

Entry Requirement: Grade 12/Matric Certificate
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 2 days
Presentation Language: Afr/Eng
Contact Person Name: AF Alessandri
Contact Person Email: anneb@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2020