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    Short Courses/CPD

    BASIS Foundation in Agronomy (Grassland and Forage Crops)

    The course is a sound introduction to the agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition of grassland and forage crops. For some delegates with limited crop experience and knowledge it serves as a preliminary course for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Grassland and Forage Crops) Course. For others such as some farm and retail staff, who have a role which will not involve giving agronomy and crop protection advice, it is a stand-alone course providing them with a level of understanding and knowledge appropriate for their work.

    Topics covered include:

    • Grassland and Forage Crop Production and Systems
    • Grassland and Forage Crop Pests
    • Grassland and Forage Crop Weeds
    • Grassland and Forage Crop Diseases
    • Soil and Crop Nutrition
    • Plant Protection Chemicals and Fertiliser Products
    • Protecting People, Animals and the Environment
    • Application of Plant Protection Products and Fertilisers

    Course delivery

    The course duration will be two blocks of two days which will be spread over the calendar year so that farm crops can be seen at different stages.

    Participatory training techniques will be used throughout and an examination will be held at Harper Adams University. Additional crop walking days can be arranged at additional cost.



    £750 (full tuition cost of the 3.5 day course, excluding lunch and accommodation).

    Examination fee: * £249.00 

    Lunch and beverages: £22.00 per day

    Full residential: £80.00 per night

    * may increase slightly July 2024


    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

    Short Course Office
    Harper Adams University
    Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 300
    Fax: +44 (0)1952 812 125


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