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 blueberry farm 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 example trial set up for this course will address blueberry rust.

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

At a glance:

Location: Online or Blended Delivery
Course duration: 8 weeks of online micro-learning with a one day workshop
Start date: 24 October 2022
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 blueberry growers, consultants, supervisors, contractors and service providers who are interested in farm crop trials.

This course is delivered by Tocal College in collaboration with industry experts.

Details

  • Common problems with trials and how to overcome them
  • What makes a good trial – experimental design
  • Planning a 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.

The course runs over eight weeks and consists of:

Micro learningSeven short modules that can be completed on a Smart phoneTo be completed over one month prior to first webinar
WebinarsThree two hour webinars via ZoomConducted weekly
Practical hands on workshopOne day in crop workshop at a Coffs Harbour blueberry farmOne week after third webinar

  • Online micro learning sessions to be completed prior to workshop
  • A one day interactive workshop and practical session.
  • 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

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Upcoming Scheduled Courses

  • When

    24 Oct 2022

  • Location

    Coffs Harbour

  • Additional information

    Farm crop trials – blueberries Microlearning opens to students from 24 Oct. Zoom 1 - 8 November Zoom 2 - 15 November Zoom 3 - 22nd November On farm workshop - Coffs Harbour 29 November