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International Course

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1st  INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON PESTICIDE APPLICATION TECHNIQUES


Departament d'Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnología

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Introduction

Training represents one of the most useful tools to improve efficacy and efficiency in the use of PPP. New technologies, legal aspects and research activities are used to improve international relationship among researchers.

Organization

The course will be organized by Unit of Agricultural Machinery – UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA in Castelldefels (Barcelona) – SPAIN, with large experience in research and training activities all around the world

Location

The course will take place at the facilities of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya at Castelldefels and Viladecans(Barcelona).

Duration

One week training course  - 35 hours.

Dates

The course will take place in 2016. The exact week is not decided yet but, in anycase, it will be one that allows to do practical sessions in orchards and vineyards.

Contents

  • Sustainable use of pesticides
  • Inspection of sprayers in use
  • Calibration/Adjustment of sprayers
  • International standards for spray application
  • Best Management Practices üNozzle technology
  • Operators' safety
  • New technologies for pesticide application
  • Drift and drift measurements
  • Knapsack sprayers Dose Expression


The course includes lectures, practices, group discussions and debates.

Language

English will be the official language of the course.

To whom it is addressed

The course is especially recommended for technicians, advisors and researchers involved in PPP use.

Professors

The most recognized tutors from different universities all over the world will provide training and knowledge exchange during the course. All of them with large experience in training, extension and research in pesticide application equipment.

 

Director of the course: Prof. Emilio Gil

Price

Aprox. 1800 € (including the course, accommodation and meals during the course)

Interested in this course?

Please, fill the following form if you are interested in participating in this course

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Further information

Please, if you need some further information contact with us at: emilio.gil@upc.edu