CERTIFIED AGRONOMIST SCHEME
The Australian Mungbean Association, in conjunction with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Pulse Australia, conduct upskilling courses for agronomists to provide them with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to assist growers achieve more reliable and profitable mungbean production.
The certification process involves four key steps:
- Two day technical workshop which addresses the eighteen key issues identified by the industry as the main prerequisites for more reliable and profitable mungbean production.
- Detailed in field monitoring of at least two commercial mungbean crops, where the agronomists must demonstrate that they can apply the technical skills and processes covered in the initial workshop. This is the audit-able component of the course and is the main prerequisite for certification within the industry guidelines.
- In-crop training sessions. Agronomists are further supported by in-crop training sessions on insect scouting techniques and management, as well as disease diagnosis.
- Ongoing technical support on current research and reassessment of best management practices within the mungbean industry. The network of certified agronomists is also kept informed of any new and emerging issues within the industry, e.g. new pesticide registrations or permits.
To enquire about the next Mungbean Training Course please contact Paul McIntosh, Pulse Australia Industry Development Manager.
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For further information contact:
Paul McIntosh, Pulse Australia Industry Development Manager Ph: 0429 566 198
Industry Certified Mungbean Agronomists
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