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BASIS courses in Amenity Horticulture

STRI offers BASIS courses in Amenity Horticulture. Providing an understanding of turfgrass management, pest, weed and disease control, environmental issues and legislation.

The course is held at STRI’s world-class research facilities in west Yorkshire and presented by Dr Ruth Mann and Dr Christian Spring. It includes a dedicated turf sessions, developed by STRI specifically to meet the requirements of the BASIS qualification with a turf skill area.

The BASIS certificate in Crop Protection—Amenity Horticulture for field, sales and technical staff (FSTS), is the national qualification for all those advising on the use, selling or supplying of plant protection products in the amenity industry. This includes contractors, distributors and plant protection products manufacturers. Also all suppliers, consultants, course managers and local authority managers involved in pesticide sales or advice.




The qualification is certified by BASIS and advisers holding the certificate become members of the BASIS Professional register. This dedicated course is nine days long completed over two separate weeks, followed by two days of exams and includes an on-line learning support package.

Training will take place at STRI’s Head Office and research facility in Bingley

2017 dates: 

Week 1 : 9 – 13 October

Week 2: 6 – 10 November

Exam : 4, 5, 6 December

If you would like further course information, a price list or want to make a booking, please email or call 01274 565131

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