Potato Storage Insight (PSI) is excited to announce that its esteemed Potato Store Managers’ Course is now open for bookings for its 2024 session. This year marks a significant milestone as, for the first time, the course will include the opportunity to attain the BASIS (Stored Potatoes) qualification.
Adrian Cunnington at PSI has been leading this annual, certificated course for nearly three decades. Since 2022, the course has been a part of PSI’s educational offerings, continuing to set the standard for excellence in potato storage management.
Scheduled for 28th and 29th February 2024, the course will be held at The Crown in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. It represents a unique opportunity for both new and experienced store managers to benefit from the wealth of knowledge shared by Adrian Cunnington and his colleague, Glyn Harper, a respected trainer since 2010.
The course is designed as a two-day, residential program, emphasizing a relaxed and discussion-based approach. It combines practical, interactive training sessions with evening networking opportunities, including an informal dinner. This format is tailored to maximize delegate engagement and foster a deep understanding of storage management protocols.
Key components of the curriculum include risk and cost management, vital elements in today’s commercial storage practices. There is also extensive coverage of disease threats, sprout control management, and the all-important topic of ventilation – crucial for environmental management in potato storage.
2024’s course will feature the new option to complete the BASIS (Stored Potatoes) examination. This addition not only gives delegates the chance to gain a widely-recognized qualification but also enhances the agrochemical management aspect of the course. While the exam is optional, the comprehensive content benefits all attendees.
A copy of the course particulars can be downloaded from the PSI website here.
Early birds can avail of a £50 discount per person until Thursday 4th January.
For any inquiries about the course, please contact Adrian Cunnington at 07970 072260 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for an insightful and enriching experience at the PSI Store Managers’ Course 2024.
Source: Potato Storage Insight (PSI)
Photo: Glyn Harper, potato storage trainer since 2010. Credit PSI