BASIS Certificate (Arable)
November 27th, 28th & 29th
December 17th, 18th & 19th
January 29th, 30th & 31st
February 19th, 20th & 21st
April 23rd, 24th & 25th
May 28th, 29th & 30th
Exam on 9th & 10th June 2014
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:
Tel: +44(0)1522 835295
Tel: +44(0)1522 835428