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    Short Courses/CPD

    BASIS - Advanced Module - Sugar Beet

    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 sugar beet crop.
    • Make decisions that are agronomically, economically
    • Gain Continuing Professional Development points.

    Course content

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

    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 College '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: * £370.00 (optional) 

    Full residential rate: £80.00 per night

    Lunch & Beverages: £22.00 / day

    * may increase slightly July 2024


    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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