BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy

BASIS Foundation Award

Course Dates (2017/18):

01 November 2017
01 December 2017
11 January 2018 (veg group only)
14 February 2018
08 March 2018
27 April 2018 (arable group only)
11 May 2018

Exam: 21 May 2018
Fees: £875 (includes tuition & exam fee)


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. Candidates can choose to study the arable or field vegetable option.


The subject areas covered will include the following:

  • Principles of crop production
  • Recognition and biology of weeds, pests and diseases
  • Soils and crop nutrition
  • Pesticides and fertilisers
  • Protecting people and the environment
  • Pesticide and fertiliser application technology


The course is delivered over six days, plus a half day for the examination. Delivery is through participatory lectures, crop walking and group exercises.


The course is assessed by a written exam, consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.

For further Information and course dates/times please contact either:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295


Jill Duarte
Tel: 01522 835428

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