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Starting 17 August 2020

5-week online academy

Refine your approach to pest and disease management

Part of the Best Practices for Product Application within Agriculture Series

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Course Overview

Pests and diseases are one of the most important factors affecting crop production. Proper management is critical in order to avoid damages, meet regulatory standards, protect the environment and decrease pesticide resistance. 

Forming part of New AG Academy's Best Practices for Product Application within Agriculture Series, this course focuses on pest and disease management in vegetables, greenhouse crops and flowers. However, the principles that are discussed in this course are relevant also for many other crops.

An integrated pest and disease management approach is discussed throughout the course. We will learn methods to identify pests and diseases in the field, methods to avoid the occurrence of pests and diseases, principles of biological control and pesticides, their properties and how to wisely use them.

Online Academies

New AG International Academy online courses are on-demand digital courses developed by our expert faculty providing learning on a range of technical topic areas.

Over 5 weeks students will learn through:

  • 9 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 3 months
  • Participating in the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Interacting with the trainer through the forum during the course
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

How to identify crop pests and diseases
How to identify crop pests and diseases

Develop skills in detecting and identifying crop pests and diseases


Understand the spray application techniques and equipment

How to prepare a pest and disease management strategy
How to prepare a pest and disease management strategy

Develop skills in practices and strategies to how to avoid, manage and control pests and diseases

Weed identification and weed control
Weed identification and weed control

Acquire knowledge of weed identification and weed control practices

Pesticide uses
Pesticide uses

Understand pesticide properties, activity and modes of action

Biological pest and disease control
Biological pest and disease control

Acquire knowledge of biological pest and disease control

How to set up a IPM program
How to set up a IPM program

Acquire skills to develop IPM (Integrated Pest Management) programs

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for agronomists wanting to boost their career and growers looking to learn how to avoid repeating pest and disease problems in your crops to minimize costs.

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CEU credits

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits demonstrate a commitment to enhancing one’s skillset, a willingness to keep up-to-date on the latest practices, and are important for ensuring academic and practical qualifications remain in use. This course has been assessed by a Certified Crop Advisor and awarded 13.5 CEU credits.