The course is a sound introduction to the agronomy, integrated crop protection and crop nutrition of grassland and forage crops. For some delegates with limited crop experience and knowledge it serves as a preliminary course for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Grassland and Forage Crops) Course. For others such as some farm and retail 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.
Topics covered include:
The course duration will be two 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 College. Additional crop walking days can be arranged at additional cost.
£420 (full tuition cost of the 3.5 day course, excluding lunch and accommodation).
Examination fee: £204
Lunch and beverages: £18 per day
Full residential: £66.50 per day