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BASIS Registration Ltd offer a wide range of training courses of relevance to the agricultural, amenity, fertiliser and environmental industries.

BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture)

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  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
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This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in agriculture.

The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use. This course is designed to help those involved with training people to meet this standard.

The breadth and scope of knowledge needed for crop protection sales and advice grows every year. New products, new techniques and the way that crop protection fits with other farm and crop management activities all add to the skills needed by those involved in sales and advice for Crop Protection. To cover the range of factors involved, the new BASIS Diploma in Agronomy gives a comprehensive training and qualification framework for those involved in on-farm advice and sales.



FSTS Northern Ireland Syllabus

Who is this course for?

In 1985 the Food & Environment Protection Act (FEPA) made certification a statutory obligation for pesticide sellers. The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of FEPA for certification for those involved in sale and supply of pesticides.

Course contents

  • Integrated Crop Management, Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production
  • Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection
  • Chemicals and Biological Agents
  • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals
  • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals

Entry Requirements

  • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy recommended
  • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
  • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
  • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Vegetables)

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BASIS Diploma in Agronomy

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This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in vegetables.

The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use. The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of FEPA for certification for those involved in sale and supply of pesticides.

Who is this course for?

This booklet is designed to help those involved with training people to meet this standard and provide guidelines to the subject areas which need to be covered to enable them to achieve a satisfactory level of competence.

All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

Course contents

  • Integrated Crop Management, Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production
  • Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
  • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals
  • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals

Entry Requirements

  • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
  • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
  • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
  • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Commercial Horticulture)

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This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in commercial horticulture.

The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use. The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of FEPA for certification for those involved in sale and supply of pesticides.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to help those involved with training people to meet this standard and provide guidelines to the subject areas which need to be covered to enable them to achieve a satisfactory level of competence. The commercial horticulture industry is seen as including glasshouse edible crops, flowers and bedding plants, fruit crops, vegetable crops and nursery stock. The above crops will be used as a vehicle on which to put across the basic principles of crop protection.

All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

Course contents

  • Integrated Crop Management, Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production
  • Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
  • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals
  • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals

Entry Requirements

  • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
  • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
  • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
  • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Amenity Horticulture)

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  • BETA Amenity
  • Environmental Pesticide Management
  • Foundation Award
  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
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This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in amenity.

The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection for Field Sales and Technical Staff (FSTS) has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of pesticides and those giving advice on their use. The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of the Control of Pesticide Regulations for certification of those involved in the sale, advice and supply of pesticides.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those individuals who are involved in the advice, sale or supply of pesticides in the amenity industry. Those covered by this section would thus include:

  • Contractors who sell or give advice
  • Distributors who sell or give advice
  • Pesticide manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants, agents, managers, specifiers and local authority managers who are involved in pesticide sales or advice

The amenity industry includes hard surface areas, turf, amenity grass and sports areas, large public and private gardens (eg. National Trust type properties), parks, forestry, aquatic and other areas where spraying is carried out. This can be by in-house or contract labour, private forestry companies, local authorities, motorway and other road verge maintenance, aquatic and dry areas and industrial site maintenance. This may include amateur gardens where contractors are employed using professional products. The control of invasive and injurious weeds is also an important area of Amenity Pesticide use.

Course contents


  • Impact of Amenity Activities on Biodiversity, the Environment and Water
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Module 5 Composition, Activity and Persistence of Pesticides
  • Module 6 Application of Pesticides
  • Module 7 Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Pesticides

  • Impact of Amenity Activities on Biodiversity, the Environment and Water
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Module 5 Composition, Activity and Persistence of Pesticides
  • Module 6 Application of Pesticides
  • Module 7 Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Pesticides
  • Impact of Amenity Activities on Biodiversity, the Environment and Water
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
  • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
  • Module 5 Composition, Activity and Persistence of Pesticides
  • Module 6 Application of Pesticides
  • Module 7 Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Pesticides
  • Entry Requirements

    • Candidates must have had satisfactory training and supervised field experience before entering for the BASIS (FSTS) examination. If in doubt as to this requirement, please contact the BASIS office

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Aluminium Phosphide)

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    • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
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    This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in aluminium phosphide.

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture) has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers and suppliers of all types of pesticides (agrochemicals) and those giving advice on their use.

    Who is this course for?

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate control) is intended for those who will only sell, and/or give advice, on the use of Aluminium Phosphide (for the control of vertebrate pests).

    It does not cover sales of, or advice regarding, pesticides used in growing crops. Anyone who will sell or advise on pesticides used on growing crops must obtain the broader BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture or Vegetables).

    Course contents

    • Environment and wildlife – identification, recognition and protection of non-target species 
    • Recognition, biology and control of vertebrate pests on farms and in associated buildings and farmland
    • Composition, activity and persistence of Aluminium Phosphide
    • Application of Aluminium Phosphide used for the treatment of vertebrate pests
    • Safe Use, handling, transport and storage of Aluminium Phosphide products used for the treatment of vertebrate pests
    • RAMPS (UK) – an initiative to protect the use of Aluminium Phosphide for vertebrate control.

    Entry Requirements

    • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
    • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
    • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
    • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Floriculture)

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    This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in floriculture.

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use. The BASIS certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of FEPA for certification for those involved in sale and supply of pesticides.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is designed to help those involved with training people to meet this standard and provide guidelines to the subject areas which need to be covered to enable them to achieve a satisfactory level of competence. The commercial floriculture industry is seen as including cut flowers, flowering pot plants and bedding plants. Growing situations include those under glass, under plastic and other forms of protected cropping as well as outdoor flower production. The following crops will be used as a vehicle on which to put across the basic principles of crop protection.

    • Roses
    • Carnations
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Lilies
    • Alstroemeria
    • Flowering pot plants, (poinsettia, chrysanthemum)
    • Narcissus (including bulbs)
    • Tulip

    All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

    Course contents

    • Integrated Crop Management
    • Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production
    • Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
    • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
    • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals
    • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals

    Entry Requirements

    • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
    • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
    • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
    • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Grassland & Forage Crops)

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    This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in grassland.

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use. The BASIS certificate in Crop Protection has been approved by Ministers to meet the requirements of Schedule 2 of FEPA for certification for those involved in sale and supply of pesticides.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is designed to help those involved with training people to meet this standard and provide guidelines to the subject areas which need to be covered to enable them to achieve a satisfactory level of competence. Grassland and Forage includes short, medium and long term leys, permanent pasture and various crops grown for forage, including maize, peas, vetches, forage brassicas and cereals grown for silage. The above crops will be used as examples with which to put across the basic principles of crop protection.

    All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

    Course contents

    • Growth and Development of Crops, and Commercial Production
    • Integrated Crop Management, Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production
    • Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Pests
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Diseases
    • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
    • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals
    • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals

    Entry Requirements

    • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
    • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
    • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
    • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Mushrooms)

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    • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
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    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Mushrooms) is intended for those who will only sell, and/or give advice, on the use of pesticides that are used in the production of Mushroom crops. It does not cover sales of, or advice regarding, pesticides used in other crops. Anyone who will sell or advise on pesticides used in other crops must obtain the broader BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture or Vegetables).

    Course contents

    • Integrated Crop Management; producing Mushrooms to meet market requirements and environmental standards 
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Mushroom Pests
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Mushroom Diseases
    • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
    • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals used in the production of Mushrooms
    • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals used in the production of Mushrooms

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Stored Combinable Crops)

    This course offers training and certification for those who will only sell, and/or give advice, on the use of pesticides that are used in stored combinable crops, or used for the treatment of the fabric of combinable crops storage buildings.

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use.

    The breadth and scope of knowledge needed for crop protection sales and advice grows every year. New products, new techniques and the way that crop protection fits with other farm and crop management activities all add to the skills needed by those involved in sales and advice for Crop Protection. To cover the range of factors involved, the new BASIS Diploma in Agronomy gives a comprehensive training and qualification framework for those involved in on-farm advice and sales.

    Who is this course for?

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Stored Combinable Crops) is intended for those who will only sell, and/or give advice on the use of pesticides that are used in stored combinable crops, or used for the treatment of the fabric of combinable crops storage buildings. It does not cover sales of, or advice regarding pesticides used in growing crops.

    All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

    Course contents

    • Integrated Store Management, Storing Combinable Crops to Meet Market Requirements
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Storage Pests
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Storage Diseases
    • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
    • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals used for the Treatment of Stored Combinable Crops and Storage Buildings
    • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals used for the Treatment of Stored Combinable Crops and Storage Buildings

    Entry Requirements

    • Min. two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy is recommended
    • For PPA and Advanced Crop Module, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required
    • For Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, the FACTS qualification is required
    • For BETA Exam, BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or Crop Protection Management or POWER Certificates are required

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    BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Seed Sellers)

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    • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
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    This course provides training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use in seed sellers. With the very significant and agronomically important developments that have taken place in recent times in seed treatment products, this qualification is even more relevant.

    The BASIS® Crop Protection Certificate for Field Sales, Technical and Agronomy Staff has been in place for many years as a statutory qualification for those selling and giving advice on crop protection issues on farm. Statute also covers the qualification of those who sell seed treatment products.

    In addition to those two statutory qualifications, government ministers consider it desirable that those who sell treated seed and who thereby offer seed treatment advice to end users, should also be suitably qualified. The BASIS Seed Sellers Certificate is approved by Ministers as meeting the requirements for a suitable qualification for this purpose.

    Who is this course for?

    The BASIS Seed Sellers Certificate is designed for those who sell treated seed but who do not require either the full BASIS Crop Protection Certificate or the Seed Treatment Certificate. The course covers the knowledge required for those who interface with farmers and / or seed buying contracts, to be competent and confident in advising which seed treatment should be applied to which seed variety.

    The course will suit those already selling seed and those who intend to sell seed providing they have prior knowledge of farming practices.

    Benefits

    The course will provide a practical base for those selling seed to:

    • Be aware of the importance of seed quality
    • Understand and identify the different weeds, pests and diseases affecting crops and the need for their control
    • Know the options for control including rotation, cultivation, variety and pesticides
    • Be conversant with the appropriate safety and legislation issues affecting treated seed
    • Have awareness of the place for treated seed and the related aspects of full crop protection programmes
    • Understand the importance of environmental care and the role that treated seed can play in protecting farm biodiversity

    Course contents

    • Seed & Seed Quality
    • Major Weeds, Pests & Diseases Affecting Seed / Young Plants
    • Options for Control
    • Safety & Legislation
    • Agronomic Aspects
    • Environmental & Biodiversity Considerations

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    BASIS Certificate in Stored Potatoes

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    This course offers training and certification for those who will only sell, and/or give advice, on the use of pesticides that are used in stored potatoes, or used for the treatment of the fabric of potato storage buildings.

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection has been established since 1978 to provide training and certification for sellers of agrochemicals and those giving advice on their use.

    Who is this course for?

    The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Stored Potatoes) is intended for those who will only sell, and/or give advice, on the use of pesticides that are used in stored potatoes, or used for the treatment of the fabric of potato storage buildings. It does not cover sales of, or advice regarding, pesticides used in growing crops.

    All staff employed in the field sales of agrochemicals and/or giving advice on their use must, under the Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1997, have obtained a Certificate of Competence or exemption from it within three years of entering the Crop Protection industry.

    Course contents

    • Integrated Store Management and Sprout Suppression, Storing Potatoes to meet Market requirements
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Storage Pests
    • Recognition, Biology and Control of Storage Diseases
    • Composition, Activity and Persistence of Crop Protection Chemicals and Biological Agents
    • Application of Crop Protection Chemicals used for the treatment of Stored Potatoes and Storage Buildings
    • Safe Use, Handling, Transport and Storage of Crop Protection Chemicals used for the treatment of Stored Potatoes and Storage Buildings

    Entry Requirements

    • Candidates must have had satisfactory training and supervised field experience before entering for the BASIS examinations. If in doubt as to this requirement, please contact the BASIS office.

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    BASIS Professional Register Re-joining Examination

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    It is recommended that all candidates attend 2 days training. For further information on duration please contact your Trainer.


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    All candidates wishing to re-join the Professional Register will need to contact an Approved Trainer for exam dates. Please go to the Course Trainer & Date Search to find a trainer.

    A 30 question multi-choice and viva examination will take place. Candidates can now either attend a re-joining the professional register exam or attend a full BASIS or FACTS exam to take the re-joining exam. Please ensure that BASIS is informed prior to the exam taking place.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is aimed at candidates wishing to re-join the BASIS Professional Register after an absence of 3 years or more. 

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    Plant Protection Award

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    This course is an Advanced Training Module covering Pesticide Technology. Originally, the examination known as the BAA Certificate in Crop Protection formed the baseline for crop protection product manufacturer field staff. In 1997 the Certificate was merged with the Pesticide Technology Module of the Advanced BASIS Certificate to create the Plant Protection Award.

    Since the Award was introduced there is now greater emphasis on Integrated Crop Management (ICM) and on matters such as Biodiversity, the Environment and Soil and Water.

    The primary content of the Plant Protection Award is concentrated on: Plant Protection and its implementation in agricultural systems and society; Formulations; Modes of Action; Application and Health and Safety. In essence, it covers Plant Protection Technology and it is therefore a most important part of the future industry knowledge and skill requirement.

    Who is this course for?

    The PPA is the qualification required by CPA of its members’ staff who regularly give advice; it is also the next step for any agronomist who wishes to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of Crop Protection Technology.

    The Plant Protection Award covers the Technology of Crop Protection at a more advanced level than the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection which itself is a pre-requisite for candidates wishing to achieve the Plant Protection Award (PPA).

    Course contents

    • Plant Protection and its implementation in Agricultural Systems and Society
    • Formulation
    • Mode of Action
    • Application
    • Health and Safety

    Entry Requirements

    • The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is required.

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    IFM (Integrated Farm Management)

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    Building on the success of the BASIS/LEAF Integrated Crop Management (ICM) course, we have developed this course to reflect the changing pace and demands on our food production systems and the need to deliver more sustainable farming, being mindful of the challenges of delivering ‘more from less’.

    A
    ll this is alongside the global pressures of volatile markets, climate change, increased pressure on our natural resources (soil, water, biodiversity), emerging economies and the development, uptake and public acceptance of new technologies.  Furthermore, it is essential that we embrace the management of the whole farm in a sustainable way.  As a consequence, the new BASIS/LEAF Integrated Farm Management (IFM) Course has been developed to account for the additional aspects of water management, energy efficiency, with some reference to animal husbandry and by-product and waste management.

    The implementation of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) is a progressive step towards developing a sustainable farming system that truly addresses the concerns of farmers, consumers and environmentalists - a system that can produce quality food with sensitivity for the environment, whilst maintaining a financially profitable business for farmers.


    Building on the Codes of Good Agricultural Practice, Integrated Crop Management is a whole farm approach that is practical and achievable for farmers, acceptable in the eyes of the consumer and is a key option for government for the responsible use of pesticides in the UK and throughout Europe.

    Who is this course for?

    The BASIS/LEAF IFM course has been designed to provide an insight into Integrated Farm Management for anyone who is involved, directly or indirectly, in food production.

    The course has been developed to ensure a common standard for Integrated Farm Management understanding and uptake through promotion and advice. 

     

    Course contents

    • Introduction to IFM
    • Crop Management
    • Site, Crop Rotation and Varietal Choice
    • Soil Management and Fertility
    • Crop Health and Protection
    • Water Management and Energy Efficiency
    • Pollution Control and By-Product Management
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Landscape and Nature Conservation 
    • Organisation, Planning and Management
    • Indicators, Reviews and Performance Measurement
    • Food Chain Integration, Quality, Safety and Farm Assurance
    • Community Engagement

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