FACTS covers all aspects of crop nutrition including fertiliser choice, regulation, soil science and organic manures. It ensures you can provide up to date advice to maximize crop production whilst minimizing the environmental impact.

At the present time there is no legal requirement for advisers and sellers of fertilizer to be certificated. However, FACTS certification is specifically recognized by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and farm assurance schemes, as well as in literature such as RB209 and the Code of Good Agricultural Practice.

The course covers all aspects of crop nutrition, including developing key skills such as producing nutrient and manure management plans which are required by all farmers applying fertilizer and organic manures in NVZ’s. There are different FACTS courses available which are tailored to specific sectors. The FACTS course is ideally suited for anyone involved in nutrient management planning (NMP) and fertilizer recommendations. This includes advisers, farm managers and representatives within the industry.

After completing a FACTS course, many candidates go on to complete an advanced nutrient management module to further their knowledge. These are focused in key areas of interest such as Quality of Soils and Nutrient Management Planning.

FACTS courses are offered throughout the UK by BASIS Approved Trainers who are listed on the BASIS website.

The courses available are:

FACTS (Agriculture)
FACTS ( Vegetables)
FACTS (Golf & Sports Turf)
FACTS (Grassland and Forage Crops)
Nutrient Management Planning (NMP)
Waste to Land
Quality of Soils

For more information on all of the above courses, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/training?area=d44ff997-db0d-46ba-8130-ab5a43530a35

For the FACTS (Agriculture) syllabus, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/documents/syllabuses/SYLL_FACTS_SYLLABUS.pdf

To find a course near you, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/course-trainer-search
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