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    BASIS - Advanced Module - Grassland and Forage Crops

    This course is designed for professional consultants, advisers and representatives working in the crop protection industry. It will also be of value to employees of agrochemical production companies and practical farmers who have grassland and fodder crops as part of their enterprise mix. This course is for candidates with a sound knowledge of arable, grassland and forage crops who are qualified for the BASIS Professional Register and 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 Certificateor the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.


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

    • Advise farmers on safety and legislation.
    • Understand the biology of weeds, pests and diseases.
    • Recognise the main problem weeds, pests and diseases.
    • Recommend appropriate preventative and treatment procedures for control of grassland and forage crop (crop protection) problems.
    • Evaluate cropping strategies for livestock nutrient supply.
    • Ensure organic wastes are utilised profitably and with minimum adverse effect to the environment.

    Course content

    • Safety and legislation.
    • Biology and identification of weeds, pests and diseases.
    • The role of sound husbandry in preventing crop protection problems.
    • Agronomy of grasslands and a range of forage crops.

    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.

    Other advanced BASIS crop modules

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


    £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

    ** may increase slightly August 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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