Training is one of the best ways to acquire knowledge, supplement one's formal education, improve skills and enhance professional qualifications. In recent years, member of research staff of the Institute of Plant Protection – the National Research Institute have conducted over 400 training courses, practical classes, and workshops on a variety of crop protection topics. These were targeted mainly at agricultural advisors, farmers, plant health and seed inspectors, phytopharmaceutical company staff, as well as students of natural science universities and schools of agriculture. Classes are conducted by the Institute's research staff, who are top-notch experts in a variety of fields ranging from phytopathology to entomology, herbology, diagnostics to pest monitoring to quality testing and pesticide residues. The training has focused mainly on the practical application of integrated pest management intended to ensure a high-level of protection of human and animal health and the environment. This advanced approach to plant protection relies on the use of environmentally safe methods while reducing the use of chemical plant protection products.
The Institute of Plant Protection – NRI is licensed to offer training on the use of plant protection products and integrated plant production, which is of particular importance to persons seeking to acquire credentials in this field.
Since 2000, the Institute has offered a postgraduate program of studies in integrated production, focused on plant protection and organic farming. The programs fifteen editions run to date have churned out nearly 450 graduates. The program covers a wide range of topics related to fruits, vegetables and other crops cultivated by the principles of integrated plant management (IPM). Courses for integrated plant production instructors are held in pursuance with Annex 1 to the Regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of May 8, 2013 on plant protection product training (Journal of Laws of 2013, item 554). Over 220 hours of substantive classes included in the program are devoted to relevant legislation, methods of protecting the plants used in IPM, crop planning, plantation establishment, agricultural technology, fertilization, pest control, crop harvesting and storage and cultivation economics, to name a few. The study program also includes good agricultural practices and in particular good plant protection practices and Global GAPs. To meet the requirements faced by contemporary Polish farmers and fruit and vegetable producers, the Institute of Plant Protection – NRI has extended its postgraduate program to include lectures on organic farming and specifically on current laws and documentation, biological methods, variety selection and agrotechnics in organic plant production. On completion of their postgraduate studies, graduates with appropriate higher education (§ 6 (1) (1) of the Regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of May 8, 2013 on plant protection product training, item 554) become authorized to conduct integrated plant production training for an indefinite duration. All other attendees become licensed advisors on plant protection products and integrated plant production. The latter authorizations are awarded for 5-year periods.
IPP – NRI trainees are provided with training materials relevant for the lectures and classes they attend. Ultimately, on course completion, they receive their completion certificates.
By interacting with plant protection researchers and experts, course participants and postgraduate students are provided with excellent insights into the latest advances in research. All participants are given opportunities to exchange views, compare experiences and engage in constructive discussions.
The Institute of Plant Protection – the National Research Institute maintains its own training facilities. Located in Poznań, the IOR Congress Center and Hotel *** comes with 14 conference rooms fitted with audiovisual equipment and additionally features over 60 guest rooms, as well as hotel and restaurant facilities. Practical classes are held in the cultivation fields of the IPP – NRI Field Experimental Station in Winna Góra.
If you are interested in our training, please contact our Department of Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Integrated pest management training conducted as part of the IPP – NRI Multiannual Program financed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development:
Virus diagnostics workshop:
Postgraduate studies in integrated production focused on plant protection and organic farming:
IPP Congress Center and Hotel ***:
Project implemented as part of tasks 1.5
Multiannual Program of the IPP-NRI for 2016-2020
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