The course is a sound introduction to the agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition of the main UK combinable and root crops. For some delegates with limited crop experience and knowledge it serves as a preliminary course for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection Course. For others such as farm 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.
The course duration will be three 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.
£835 (full tuition cost of the 6 day course, excluding lunch and accommodation).
Examination fee: £206*
Lunch and beverages: £18 per day
Full residential: £66.50 per day
* Subject to increase