BASIS Soil and Water Management

Soil - University of Lincoln

Key Information


Course Dates:

16, 17 February and 2, 3 March 2023

Exam:

13 March 2023 – written papers, conducted online.

15 March 2023 – vivas, conducted at Riseholme Campus.

Fees:

£1100

Contact Information:

Simon Goodger

Tel: 07785 0118611
Email: sgoodger@lincoln.ac.uk

Course Overview

This course, leading to the BASIS Certificate in Soil and Water Management, examines how farmers can manage soil and water in a sustainable way. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the methods used to avoid soil erosion and water pollution, and the implications of Cross Compliance, Greening Rules and the Water Framework Directive.

Course Dates

16, 17 February and 2, 3 March 2023

Exam

13 March 2023 – written papers, conducted online.

15 March 2023 – vivas, conducted at Riseholme Campus.

Fees

£1100

Content

The subject areas covered will include the following:

  • Managing field cultivations and crop establishment
  • Properties of soils, including texture, structure and water relations
  • Minimising soil erosion
  • Sources of organic matter
  • Protecting water resources
  • Managing drainage and irrigation systems.

Delivery

The course is delivered in four days, using participatory lectures, field practicals and group exercises.

Assessment

The course is assessed by means of a short written exam, farm management plan and vivas.

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