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Address Easton College, Bawburgh Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DX

01603 731200

FACTS Training - £955

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  • Duration
    6 days

  • Start Date
    Thursday 9th January 2020

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • Thursday 9th January 2020


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.

£9bn industry

with over 476,000 workers on farms in the UK.

Show your skills

Exhibit your work at regional agricultural shows.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

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