BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy


Course Dates (2019/20):

30 October 2019
11 December 2019 
17 January 2020 (veg group only) 
10 March 2020

30 March 2020 
30 April 2020 (arable group only) 
13 May 2020 

Exam: 4 June 2020

Fees: £915 (includes tuition and 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 please contact:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295

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