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    BASIS - Certificate in Plant Nutrition - Waste to Land

    This course is aimed at advisers who are involved in recycling of organic materials to agricultural land (e.g. producers of compost and anaerobic digestate).

    Food wastes, effluent treatment sludge and other liquids are recycled to agricultural land which provides agricultural benefit through the addition of treatments. This module will examine the different types of non-livestock organic manures and wastes, their nutrient value and their practical application to land. As with all materials applied in an agricultural or horticultural setting, candidates will be expected to have an awareness of environmental issues and quality standards and protocols.

    Course contents

    • Non-Livestock Organic Manures and Wastes as Nutrient Sources
    • Application of Organic Manures and Wastes
    • Environmental Issues Associated with Organic Manures and Wastes
    • Quality Standards and Protocols
    • Relevant Codes and Regulations

    Entry requirements

    It is strongly recommended that candidates should have had at least two years experience of on-farm practical agronomy before attempting any of the modules which contribute towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy, but in particular before taking the Plant Protection Award.


    Tuition: £625

    Examination: * £370.00 

    Lunch and beverages: £22.00 per day 

    Full residential rate: £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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