BETA

BETA (Biodiversity and Environmental Training for Advisors)

Course Dates (2018):

21 - 23 February

Exam: 01 March 2018
Fees: £805 

Aims

This course looks at the methods used to protect and enhance biodiversity, in the context of sustainable farming and best practice in the use of crop protection.

Originally designed by a partnership of organisations including FWAG, LEAF and BASIS, BETA forms part of the Voluntary Initiative; a package of measures put together by the UK farming industry, as a practical alternative to a pesticide tax.

Although originally designed for advisers and agronomists, the course has become popular with farmers and farm managers.


Content

Key topics include:

  • Integrated crop management
  • Enhancing biodiversity
  • Cross compliance
  • Environmental schemes
  • Crop protection management planning
  • Implications of climate change

Assessment

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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