Agrochemicals are essential to the agricultural sector as they ensure farmers achieve healthy crop yields. Traditionally pesticides are chemical in nature, formulated by chemists in a laboratory and sprayed by the farmer onto the crop in the field. As formulation technology has advanced so too have the many different types of agrochemical formulations, especially as the trend for greener formulations intensifies. As a professional working in the sector it is vital to understand the formulation types , how they are developed and manufactured, the regulations that govern them and green formulations.
Designed for professionals who are new to agrochemical formulations or who require a basic working knowledge of the industry, this introductory 8 module course will provide you with the essential building blocks of your formulation career. Led by an industry expert you will progress through the course with fellow students as you would in a classroom, but with the flexibility of studying online meaning you can join from anywhere in the world.
Dr Jim Bullock has 25 years of experience in the chemical-using industries, with a main focus on formulation science and technology. Within major chemicals multinationals, he has led R&D activities in areas as diverse as imaging, crystal engineering, formulation and synthetic chemistry.
Dr David Calvert has close to 25 years of experience in developing new products and services for the chemical-using industries including pharmaceuticals, inks,coatings, agrochemicals and FMCG.
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a broad overview of trends and procedures in agrochemical formulations including:
Online academy is a new online, interactive and engaging education tool designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.
The online academy brings alike professionals together and gives you the opportunity to share ideas and questions via the discussion forum creating your own professional community. Our on-demand feature means the content is available as and when you need it allowing greater flexibility to your professional development and learning.
ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.
Overall, the course gave a detailed picture into the formulation world. This course has been beneficial to me in my day to day role.
Overall it was very beneficial and a great learning experience. I think this is a great course!
I liked that the modules were available after they had been initially released and I found having a quiz at the end of every module helpful to check my progress.
Once you have registered and made the payment, you will be given login details to access the course.
You can now access "Introduction to Agrochemical Formulations" part of module 1.
This overview is delivered by Dr Bullock and Dr Calvert, the trainers of this online course.