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BASIS Soil and Water Management

Course Outline

This course is designed for those who wish to pass the BASIS examination leading to a Certificate in Soil and Water Management. Also for advisors, farmers and farm managers who wish to improve their awareness, knowledge and skills in soil and water management. A successful candidate will qualify for the BASIS Soil and Water Management Certificate.

The course will cover the importance of soil organic matter and soil structure and the legal requirements for the protection of soil and the maintenance of soil health. The course will explore methods to prevent wind and water erosion and minimise diffuse water pollution.

In addition the mechanics, economics and environmental aspects of cultivation will be examined as will the role of plant nutrients. The course will also cover the safe and legal application of farm manures and other organic manures to land.

Course Content

  • Soil protection and soil health
  • Prevention of water and wind erosion
  • Mechanics, economics and environmental aspects of cultivation
  • Soil physical properties – texture and structure
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soil water properties
  • Drainage and irrigation
  • Plant macro/micronutrients and fertiliser planning.
  • Manures and soil organic inputs to enhance crop growth and their effects on diffuse pollution

This course also accrues 25 CPD points.

Course Costs

This course costs £748  (+ VAT) plus £300 BASIS Exam Fee. The fee does not include the ‘Think Soils’ manual which will be charged separately if you don’t already own a copy.

There is a 1% training discount per person when booking 2+ places (for groups of 5 or more contact the office for discount information)

How do I book?

You can book by selecting the date and venue of your choice on the Fieldfare Course Diary.  Alternatively you can email Fieldfare Associates for a booking form.