BASIS Certificate (Arable)

Cost: £1,765 (includes tuition & exam fee)
Dates (2014/15):

November 26th, 27th & 28th
December 16th, 17th & 18th
February 4th, 5th & 6th
March 2nd, 3rd & 4th
April 22nd, 23rd & 24th
May 27th, 28th & 29th

Exam
(2015):


June 8th & 9th


This course covers all aspects of crop protection decision making, including field use, storage, application and environmental impact, to equip students with the competence levels required to gain the BASIS Certificate. The course is popular with advisors, agronomists, farmers and farm managers looking to further their understanding of crop agronomy.

The course is delivered in eighteen days which are organised into seven blocks, spread over six months, plus two days for the final examination. There are normally three to four weeks between each block. Delivery is through participatory lectures, group exercises, practicals and visits.

The course is assessed by means of a one hour multi-choice examination, an identification test, a written project and a field-based oral exam.

The subject areas covered will include the following:

  • Recognition and biology of weeds, pests, pathogens and disorders
  • Classification and mode of action of pesticides and biological control agents
  • Application, transport and storage of pesticides
  • Integrated crop protection strategies in the major arable crops

The qualification awarded at the end of the course by BASIS (Registration) Ltd. is a legal requirement for those engaged in selling pesticides, or advising on their use.

For further information please contact:

Simon Goodger

Tel: +44(0)1522 835295
Email: sgoodger@lincoln.ac.uk

Or

Jo Wigmore

Tel: +44(0)1522 835428
Email: jwigmore@lincoln.ac.uk


Department of Agriculture Further Information:

Department of Agriculture

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