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Short Courses/CPD

BASIS - Advanced Module - Legume and Oilseeds

This course is designed for professional consultants, advisers and representatives working in the crop protection industry. It will also be of value to managers of crop protection products, farmers with a large arable concern and those qualified for the BASIS Professional Register who want to extend and update their specialist knowledge or who wish to gain Continuing Professional Development Points. There is an optional examination to qualify towards the BASIS Advanced Certificate or the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.


As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements for growth, development and management of the crop.
  • Make decisions that are agronomically, economically and environmentally sound.
  • Gain Continuing Professional Development points.

Course content

  • Soil types and site selection.
  • Fertilisers - practice and progress.
  • Crop establishment.
  • Crop protection including current developments.
  • Crop mechanisation.
  • Factory requirements for harvesting, handling and storage.

For more detailed information about the syllabus please refer to the BASIS


Successful examination qualifies one out of four modules required for the BASIS Advanced Certificate or the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy and the newly accredited Harper Adams University Graduate Diploma in Agronomy with Environmental Management. This course also accrues Continuing Professional Development points.

This course carries 15 CPD points for the BASIS Professional Register

Other advanced BASIS crop modules

  • Plant Protection Award
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Biodiversity and Environmental Training for Advisers


£1000.00 (tuition only)

Examination fee: £345.00 * (optional)

Full residential rate: £78.00 / night

Lunch & Beverages: £20.50 / day

* may increase slightly July 2023


Dates on application


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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