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.

Locations:  SRUC, Peter Wilson Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG  & SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE

How do I book?

For more information or to book a place please contact Martin Richards 0131 535 4081. basis@sruc.ac.uk  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 23rd & 24th September 2020

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 2nd – 6th November 2020

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

Safety Course 18th – 22nd  January 2021

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)

2nd December 2020 / 10th February 2021  /  19th May 2021

Revision Day and Exams

Revision material, written exams and viva.  23rd & 24th February 2021     also    8th  & 9th June 2021  subject to demand

Course Costs

Full course including training, crop walks, revision & full exams – £1,605 + BASIS examination fee of £417 (total £2,022).

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   9th – 11th December 2020

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

Agronomy (Cereals) Course   2nd – 6th November 2020

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

Safety Course 18th – 22nd January 2021

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

2nd December 2020 / 10th February 2021  /  19th May 2021

Revision Day and Exams

Revision material, written exams and viva.  23rd & 24th February 2021     also    8th  & 9th June 2021  subject to demand

Course Costs

Full course including training, farm walks, revision & full exams – £1,605 + BASIS examination fee of £417 (total £2,022).

Ad hoc training days at £120/day

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