BASIS Certificate Arable

BASIS Certificate (Arable)

North Lincolnshire (Riseholme)

Course Dates (2017/18):

20- 22 November 2017
18 - 20 December 2017
24 - 26 January 2018
5 - 7 March 2018
30 April - 02 May 2018
04 - 06 June 2018

Exam: 25 & 26 June 2018
Fees: £1,985 (includes tuition & exam fee) 

South Lincolnshire (Holbeach)

Course Dates (2017/18):

13 - 15 November 2017
11 - 13 December 2017
17 - 19 January 2018
27 February - 01 March 2018
16 - 18 April 2018
23 - 25 May 2018

Exam: 11 & 12 June 2018
Fees: £1,985 (includes tuition & exam fee) 

Aims

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.


Content

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

Delivery

The course is delivered in eighteen days which are organised into six 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.


Assessment

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 qualification awarded by BASIS (Registration) Ltd. is a legal requirement for those engaged in selling pesticides, or advising on their use.

Successful candidates will be awarded HE credits that can be used towards completion of the Harper Adams Diploma in Agronomy.


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

Simon Goodger
Tel: 01522 835295
Email: sgoodger@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Jill Duarte
Tel: 01522 835428
Email: jduarte@lincoln.ac.uk


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