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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

AWARD

HND

DURATION

2YEARS

OVERVIEW

It is true that everybody can plant, but not everybody can manage to obtain optimum yields while ensuring environmental protection and improving soil health instead of degrading its value. Organic farming methods have become more and more popular. Agricultural companies have looked for ways to produce more sustainable crop protection solutions, like using biocontrol systems and manipulation of nature for sustainable pest management and enhance crop growth. The development of traditional chemical active ingredients for crop protection has also undergone many improvements, resulting in reduced dosages, less bioaccumulation and lower toxicity. St Louis has come up with a well experienced team who are very much experienced in this domain to rewrite the practice of pest management and pesticide use and reduce the level of poison in the food we consume.

In addition, new manufacturing technologies (water-dispersible granules, suspension concentrates, capsule suspensions, etc.) and co-formulate for organic farming (dispersing agents, binders, fillers, etc.), often sustainable, offer safer use and a lower environmental footprint with improved efficacy. Finally, application methods and ingredient compatibility have also progressed. Today, it is possible to reduce the number of treatments required by using new multi-active combinations; fertilizer blends and crop protection products that can be applied simultaneously.

For many of the reasons mentioned above, ingredient suppliers are asked to develop greener, more robust, highly compatible solutions that can perform well in water-dispersible granules, suspension concentrates and capsule suspensions.

Programme Structure

  • Safety and legislation.
  • Biology and identification of pests, weeds and diseases.
  • Biological, chemical and cultural control of pests, weeds and diseases.
  • Nutrient deficiency symptoms.
  • Agronomy of potatoes, cereals, sugar beet, oilseed rape and grass.
  • Crop rotations and soil management.
  • Auditing and monitoring.
  • Energy and waste management.
  • Positive habitat creation and conservation.
  • Quality and safety in the food chain.

Entry Requirement

  • Student with pass in their A-Level examination issued by the GCE board
  • Good Conduct.
  • Be of age 17 and above of the year of academic admission
  • Determination
  • English shall be the medium of instruction and examinations for all courses in the program.

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural entrepreneur
  • Crop scientist
  • Crop protectionist
  • Agricultural entomologist
  • Agricultural pathologist/virologist/nematologist/Bacteriologist
  • Crop production planning manager
  • Seed production operations manager
  • Crop manager
  • Crop consultant
  • Independent grower / farm owner
  • Landscape designers
  • Commercial greenhouse managers
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