BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection - Horticulture

Covers all aspects of agronomy and crop protection of top fruit, soft fruit, protected crops, glasshouse, field vegetables and nursery stock

Certification: BASIS (Registration) Ltd.

Duration: AGRICULTURE: 16 days

(including examination) COMMERCIAL HORTICULTURE*: 15 days

The BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection is the Certificate of Competence, which must, by law be held by those who both sell agrochemicals and give advice on crop protection.

An increasing number of farmers are attending courses leading to the BASIS Certificate. The course has improved their confidence in making decisions regarding their own crops; reduced costs and increased the profitability of their businesses

Instructor/Trainee Ratio: Max: 1:12 Min 1:6

Course Modules: Integrated Crop Management, Growth and Development of Crops and Commercial Production, Recognition and Causes of Crop Disorders, Recognition, Biology and Control of Weeds, Recognition 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


Written paper consisting of 70 multiple-choice questions. Practical identification. Project. Field Station and Panel Viva.

* Open/distant Learning Programme

Available Courses

A 14 day course in East Malling

This is an extended programme and starts in June

Available Dates
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BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection - Horticulture

A 4 day course in Location on
21st April - 22nd April