BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection

Fieldfare Associates parent company SRUC  is offering BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture) and BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Grassland and Forage Crops). Please see the details below and either contact the course organisers directly or fill in an enquiry form on the Fieldfare website.

Location:  SRUC, Peter Wilson Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG

How do I book?

For more information or to book a place please contact Moyra Farquhar Moyra.farquhar@sruc.ac.uk or Martin Richards 0131 535 4081.  http://www.sruc.ac.uk/basis

 

BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture)

Course Content

This course is for those who have previous training or experience in agronomy, and will be supplying or selling agrochemicals or giving advice on their use. It is also of interest to growers who wish to extend their knowledge of spray inputs and programmes. The course covers the main arable crops including potatoes.

Pre-BASIS 18th & 19th September 2018

This introductory course covers the biology and ID of weeds, pests and diseases and introduces the major groups of pesticides. It can be attended or alternatively studied on-line.  Attendance recommended for those who lack relevant knowledge and experience of weeds, pests and disease etc. There will be the opportunity to discuss training needs and the BASIS project.

Agronomy Course 5th – 9th November 2018

This is an intensive course that focuses on agronomy and control of weeds, pests and diseases.

Safety Course 21st–25th  January 2019

This covers pesticide development & registration, formulation, application, resistance issues, active ingredients and legislation – environmental and safety aspects of pesticide use, ICM.

Crop Walks (optional but encouraged)

21st November 2018 / 13th February 2019  /  29th May 2019

Revision Day and Exams

Revision material, written exams and viva.  26th & 27th February 2019     also    11th  & 12th June 2019  subject to demand  (provisional dates)

 

Course Costs

Full course including training, crop walks, revision & full exams – £1,605 + BASIS examination fee of £402 (total £2,007).

Revision day and full exams –  £120 + £390 BASIS fee (£510)

Ad hoc training days at £120/day

Refreshments and lunch are included in the cost, but not accommodation.

 

 

BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Grassland and Forage Crops)

Course Content

This is similar to the Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture), but is intended for those selling or giving advice on agrochemicals for grass and fodder crops, rather than major arable crops such as potatoes. It is anticipated to be of interest to those working in parts of the country where livestock farming predominates.

Agronomy (Grass and Forage) Course   2nd – 4th October 2018

Introduction to grassland and forage crops. Biology and control of weeds, pests, diseases and disorders.

Agronomy (Cereals) Course   5th & 6th November 2018

Agronomy of cereal crops. Biology and control of weeds, pests, diseases and disorders.

Safety Course 21st – 25th January 2019

This covers pesticide development & registration, formulation, application, resistance issues, active ingredients and legislation – environmental and safety aspects of pesticide use, ICM.  Grassland and legume crops.

Crop Walks

21st November 2018  /  13th February 2019  / 29th May 2019

Revision Day and Exams

26th & 27th February 2019   and  11th & 12th June 2019  (depending on demand – provisional dates)

Revision material, written exams and viva.

 

Course Costs

Full course including training, farm walks, revision & full exams – £1,320 + BASIS examination fee of £402 (total £1,722).

Ad hoc training days at £120/day

Refreshments and lunch are included in the cost, but not accommodation.