BASIS Advanced Potatoes

Course Dates (2020):

13, 14, 15 January 2020 plus

30, 31 January 2020

Exam 14 February 2020
Fees: £1005 (includes exam fee)


This course, leading to the Advanced BASIS Award, examines the agronomy of potato crop production. It is suitable for BASIS qualified advisers, farmers and farm managers, looking to extend their understanding of potato agronomy. The course is worth 30 CPD points and can be used to contribute towards BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Successful candidates are also awarded HE credits that can be used towards completion of the Harper Adams Diploma in Agronomy.


Potato markets, quality and varietal choice. Crop nutrition & fertiliser regimes. Weed, pest and disease control. Desiccation and crop storage.


The course is delivered over five days, arranged in two blocks plus one examination day. Delivery is through participatory lectures, exercises and case studies. Contributors include Simon Goodger, John Keer (Richard Austin Agriculture), Adrian Cunnington (Potato Council), David Booty (Omex) and Andy Barker (Barworth Agriculture).


The course is assessed by means of a short answer written paper, plus an oral exam.

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

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295


Jill Duarte
Tel: 01522 835428

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