BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy

Key Information

Course Dates:



9 June 2023 (online)



Contact Information:

For further Information please contact:

Simon Goodger
Tel: 07785118611

Course Overview

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.

Course Dates

  • 26 October 2022
  • 15 November 2022
  • 14 December 2022
  • 9 February 2023
  • 10 March 2023 (veg group only)
  • 2 May 2023 (arable group only)
  • 25 May 2023


9 June 2023 (online)




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.