Plans for our in-field and workshop sessions may change due to Covid-19. We will update members accordingly.
Will I get BASIS points for attending the courses?
Yes, the combinable crop strategic agronomy management module has been registered with BASIS. 10 BASIS CPD points will be awarded for attendance at each meeting in this module.
How does Claritas fit in with the advice my agronomist gives me?
Claritas information is very much at the strategic level so members will understand the attributes and weaknesses of all options. Claritas will not be giving field-by-field recommendations on a weekly basis throughout the season, which is the job of an agronomist.
Are Claritas meetings indoors or in-field?
Both, the morning session will be presentations of strategically relevant information and the afternoon will be in-field looking at crops and discussing technical direction.
Will there be any communication to the group in-between meetings?
Yes, technical news updates will be emailed to group members throughout the growing season.
Can I bring other members of my management team to the meetings?
Sadly not, as we wish to control the group sizes to facilitate interaction and discussion. Attendance will be for paid members only.
Will the group be able to influence the course content?
Yes, this is encouraged. The course outline agenda will be set in advance, but any other issues that members would like to be discussed, can be included with sufficient notice.
What size will the group be?
The group size will be limited to a maximum of 15 members to facilitate interaction and discussion.
How will meeting locations be chosen?
The location of groups will be formed on a geographical basis to minimise travelling for the majority of members.
Indoor meetings will be in a venue where facilities have been checked for delegate comfort and facilities.
Do you have to be BASIS qualified to join?
No, BASIS qualification is not necessary to be part of a group. The only common attribute of Claritas members is to be keen on the technical aspects of crop production.
How many meetings are there per season?
There will be three group meetings each year focused on combinable crop strategic agronomy management. Each meeting is a day.
Meeting 1: to discuss Spring crop options, Spring fungicide, herbicide, insecticide nutrition strategy, and see relevant trials results.
Meeting 2: to discuss current crop potential and modify strategy if necessary, plus spotlight on new remote/in-field technologies.
Meeting 3: to discuss Autumn drilled options/varieties, herbicides and cultivations.