BASIS and FACTS Short Courses
Through LIAT, the University of Lincoln is committed to developing the higher-level skills that the agricultural and food manufacturing industries' need in the 21st century. Our experts deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in a variety of disciplines utilising in turn the University of Lincoln’s far-reaching industry links to explore career options.
We also provide essential professional development to working farmers and agronomists through our accredited BASIS and FACTS courses run at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus where LIAT maintain their headquarters. The 200 hectare estate features woodlands, grasslands, watercourses, as well as a working farm and agricultural field station. It offers an ideal setting for supporting the training courses as well as testing farm innovations, crop trials and experimentation.
This course, leading to the BASIS PPA award, examines the role of pesticides within integrated pest management systems and provides an update on legislation and environmental issues. It is suitable for BASIS qualified advisers, farmers and farm managers, looking to extend their understanding of plant protection.
This course, leading to the advanced BASIS award, examines the agronomy of potato crop production. It is suitable for BASIS qualified advisers, farmers and farm managers, looking to extend their understanding of potato agronomy. The course is worth 24 CPD points and can be used to contribute towards BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.
A full BASIS certificate course which covers all aspects of crop protection decision making, including field use, storage, application and environmental impact. Popular with advisors, agronomists, farmers and farm managers.
A full BASIS certificate course which concentrates on field vegetables, with the main focus on brassicas, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, onions and leeks.. Suitable for advisors, agronomists, farmers and managers or vegetable units.
This course, leading to the BASIS Certificate in Soil & Water Management, looks at how farmers can manage these two vital resources in a sustainable way. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the implications of Cross Compliance, Environment Schemes and the Water Framework Directive.
This course provides an introduction to agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition. It can be used as a preliminary course for those looking to progress onto the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection, or a stand alone course for those seeking a basic understanding of crop production.
This course is aimed at advisers, farm and land managers who are involved in recycling of organic materials to agricultural land (e.g. producers of compost and anaerobic digestate and those involved with sludge operations).
This course looks at methods used to protect and enhance biodiversity in the context of sustainable farming and best practice in the use of crop protection.
Covers soils, plant nutrients and fertilisers. Enables candidates to make economically- and environmentally-sound decisions on fertiliser application. Suitable for advisors, agronomists, farmers and farm managers.
To prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive, greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability.
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