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The crop inspectors courses concentrate on the botany, classification and identification of species and varieties and also cover the theory and practice of crop inspection. Training is given by NIAB staff experienced in the certification and inspection of the relevant crops. The courses are designed to provide appropriate training for candidates sitting the Defra examinations for a Seed Crop Inspectors Licence of the appropriate category. All courses include: * Comprehensive literature * Detailed instructions of crop inspection techniques * NIAB Certificate of Proficiency indicating PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION for those who reach the required standard. OIL & FIBRE COURSE: is held over two days in October. Candidates will learn how to identify a range of Brassica species including oilseed rape, fodder rape, swedes, turnips, turnip rapes and mustards as well as other oil and fibre species including linseed, flax, hemp, fodder radish and fodder beet in our purpose-grown teaching plots. They will also learn the techniques for distinguishing different varieties of these species as well as the theory and practices of crop inspection. The course concludes with an examination. Successful candidates will be awarded a category ?K' crop inspectors licence which authorises the inspector to inspect oil and fibre crops producing seed of Certified categories.

The crop inspectors courses concentrate on the botany, classification and identification of species and varieties and also cover the theory and practice of crop inspection. Training is given by NIAB staff experienced in the certification and inspection of the relevant crops. The courses are designed to provide appropriate training for candidates sitting the Defra examinations for a Seed Crop...

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