BASIS Advanced (Potatoes)

Key Information


Course Dates:

  • 12 and 13 plus 19 and 20 January 2023

    26 January 2023 mock vivas (online)

Exam:

  • 2 March 2023 – written papers, conducted online.
  • 3 March 2023 – vivas, conducted online.

Fees:

£1130

Contact Information:

Simon Goodger

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

Course Overview

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.

Course Dates

  • 12 and 13 plus 19 and 20 January 2023

    26 January 2023 mock vivas (online)

Exam

  • 2 March 2023 – written papers, conducted online.
  • 3 March 2023 – vivas, conducted online.

Fees

£1130

Content

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

Delivery

The course is delivered over five days, arranged in two blocks plus one examination day. Delivery is through participatory lectures, exercises and case studies.

Assessment

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