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Mastering pesticide management: The must-attend course for potato farmers in a post-Brexit era

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Are you among the many who are perplexed by the challenges Brexit has presented around pesticide legislation? You’re not alone. With over 500 attendees in recent years, including representatives from all major UK retailers, the renowned “Managing Pesticides in Fresh Produce” course is back. The course is offered by Practical Solutions International Ltd.

The course is tutored by Ian Finlayson and Debbie Winstanley, experienced technical managers and members of the government PRiF.

“This course is meticulously designed for technical managers who collaborate with retailers across Europe,” says course tutor, Ian Finlayson. “Its primary aim is to demystify the complexities of pesticide use and residue management in fresh produce, especially in the post-Brexit landscape”.

Unsure about calculating the safety risk of pesticides in your products? This course will empower you with the knowledge to make that calculation with confidence, according to Ian Finlayson.

Highly Interactive

Scheduled for 7th September in Sandy, Bedfordshire, and an online session spanning 30th November to 1st December in the afternoons, this course is tailored for Technical Managers who liaise daily with UK retailers.

The training promises to be highly interactive, employing practical examples to ensure that the learning can be seamlessly integrated into real-world business scenarios.

Attendees can earn 12 BASIS Points. Please confirm in advance if required.

Key Learning Outcomes

Pesticide Mastery: Dive deep into the different types of pesticides, understand their mechanisms, and learn the best methods of application.

EU Pesticide Legislation: Grasp the intricacies of the EU pesticide legislation, its current implications, and future expectations.

Sampling & Interpretation: Acquire the skill to take representative samples for residue testing and interpret the results accurately.

Laboratory Evaluation: Learn how to evaluate and select the most suitable laboratories and understand the intricacies of the analysis process.

Data Analysis: Harness the power of data to formulate a residue testing plan and risk-assess suppliers effectively.

And that’s not all! As a special feature, participants will be treated to an exclusive tour of a pesticide residue laboratory, offering a firsthand look into the world of pesticide analysis.


Harry Wilder, Barfoots: “An excellent course for ensuring our new team members have a sound understanding of managing pesticide residue testing programmes and the associated risks.”

Naomi Pendleton, AMT: “Practical, informative, and relevant. I highly recommend Ian’s course for technical professionals working with fresh produce.”

Malcolm Laidlaw, 3ML: “This course taught the background to their use, the legislation around their approval, and practical applications when testing products.”

Cost & Booking

The in-person training is priced at £395+VAT per person and £375+VAT for the online version. This includes all course materials. Secure your spot by completing the form at this link. Note: Places will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

For further details or queries, reach out to Ian Finlayson at or 07785 700 058. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to enhance your knowledge and practices in the realm of pesticide management!

Source: Practical Solutions International Ltd.
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