About this course

Looking to develop or refresh your skills in farm crop trials? You are invited to participate in a hands-on course for cotton industry personnel who want to host a research trial or set up their own in-crop farm trial. Learn the latest in research design and data collection from Dr Sophie Parks, a plant systems research horticulturist, and other CSIRO researchers.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Industry standards for crop trials
  • What makes a good trial – experimental design
  • Common problems with trials and how to overcome them
  • Planning a crop trial
  • Monitoring the crop trial
  • Good data versus bad data

Developed and delivered by Tocal College in partnership with CSIRO.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 day interactive workshop and practical sessions.
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: This course is fully subsidised by AgSkilled for eligible participants.
Who should attend the course?

This course is for cotton farmers, consultants, supervisors, and contractors who are interested in farm crop trials.

Details

  • Industry standards for crop trials
  • Common problems with trials and how to overcome them
  • What makes a good trial – experimental design
  • Planning a crop trial
  • Monitoring the farm crop trial
  • Good data versus bad data
  • How to Interpret Data

This course is fully subsidised by AgSkilled for eligible participants. Currently running only for the AgSkilled funded program.

  • Online component prior to workshop:
    • Reading and instructional videos
    • Short quizzes and assessment
  • Two-day interactive face to face workshop and practical sessions.

  • Online micro learning sessions to be completed prior to workshop
  • Two day interactive workshop and practical sessions.
  • Workbook and reference publications are provided.
  • The course is delivered face-to-face.

You must meet the eligibility requirements of the NSW funded training program applied under to secure your subsidised training.

This course is aligned to the following national units of competency:

  • AHCWRK514 Manage trail and research material
  • AHCWRK207 Collect and record production data


Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Student policies.

2022 dates coming soon, register your interest now.



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