BASIS Certificate (Field Vegetables)

Course Dates (2021):

January 5, 6, and 7

January 25, 26, and 27

February 8, 9, and 10 

February 22, 23, and 24 

April 19, 20, and 21

Exam 4 and 5 May 2021
Fees: £2,130 (includes tuition and exam)


This BASIS certificate course concentrates on field vegetables, and it was originally designed for those involved in selling, supplying or advising on the use of, pesticides. Recently it has been of great interest to farmers and managers of vegetable units looking to further their knowledge and understanding of crop agronomy. The main focus is on brassicas, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, onions and leeks.


The subject areas covered will include the following:

  • Recognition and biology of vegetable weeds, pests, pathogens and disorders
  • Classification and mode of action of pesticides and biological control agents
  • Pesticide application, transport and storage
  • Integrated crop protection strategies in the major field vegetable crops.


The course is held over 17 days organised into 5 blocks of three days, 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. Successful candidates will be awarded HE credits that can be used towards completion of the Harper Adams Diploma in Agronomy. This course is worth 30 CPD points.

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

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295

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