FACTS Training - £955
This course looks at key aspects of crop nutrition and the use of fertilisers to promote healthy plant growth
Given the importance of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones and the Water Framework Directive, emphasis is placed on the use of integrated crop nutrient management. The course is suitable for advisors, agronomists, farmers and farm managers, and at the end of the course, students will be able to provide recommendations for fertiliser use, which are both economically, and environmentally, sound
The FACTS award is the standard industry qualification for those selling or advising on the use of crop fertilisers
The subject areas covered will include the following:
- Soil in relation to plant nutrition
- Nature and properties of fertilisers
- Role of plant nutrients
- Calculating fertiliser requirements of the main crop types
- Transport, handling, storage and application of fertilisers
- Legislation and other requirements to protect the environment
The course is delivered in a 3 day and a 2 day block, followed by an exam day. Delivery is through participatory lectures and group exercises. Assessment is by means of a one hour multiple-choice examination and a fifteen minute oral exam
Duration : 6 days (Exam on 24 January 2020)
Time : 9.30am to 5pm
Why Our College?
Real working environment
Learn on our operational commercial farm covering over 200 hectares.
with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.
Show your skills
Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.
No formal entry requirements.