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Horticulture

Course Category: Crop Production
Price: R2,000.00 Incl. VAT
Sale Price: 1,000.00 Incl. VAT (50% OFF)

Course Covers:

Introduction to Market Gardening
Layout of the Vegetable Garden. Compost and Mulching. Cropping Seasons. Sowing Guide. Handling of Crop Protection Products. Marketing.

Brassicas – Cabbage
Climate. Fertilisation. Seedbeds. Transplanting. Irrigation. Harvesting. Weeds, Pests and Diseases. Varieties.

Brassicas – Other
Brussels Sprouts. Broccoli. Cauliflower. Kale & Rape.

Onions & Leeks
Introduction Onions. Introduction Leeks. Climate and Soils. Climatic Requirements. Varieties. Management. Fertilisation. Planning. Pests and Diseases. Harvesting and Storage.

Peas & Beans
Edible Peas. Edible Beans

Potatoes
Varieties. Soil Preparation. Seed. Planning. Irrigation. Fertilisation. Pests and Diseases. Harvesting

SKU: LG80001/10
Aligned to Unit Standard 116305, 116297 & 116316 NQF Level 4 Credits 3

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Course Outcomes

 

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Understand the importance and implement a layout of the garden, composting and mulching and cropping seasons.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Implement a sowing guide and understand the importance of handling crop protection products appropriately and the marketing of garden produce.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

The learner is introduced to brassica production including the climatic conditions needed for production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

The learner will be able to understand and identify good fertilisation practices, seedbeds and transplanting of brassicas.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5

The learner will understand the need for appropriate irrigation and good harvesting systems.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6

The learner will be able to identify and implement appropriate procedures for weeds, pests and disease management as well as understand the importance of correct variety selection.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7

Understand the importance of brassica production which includes brassicas such as, brussel sprouts,broccoli, cauliflower and rape/kale.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8

The learner will be able to understand the climate, soils and varieties needed for Onion and leek production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9

Understand the importance of land preparation, planting and fertilisation for onions and leeks.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10

Identify pests and diseases and implement control measures as well as harvesting and storage processes for onions and leeks.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 11

The learner will be able to understand the climate, soils and varieties needed for edible peas and edible beans production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 12

Understand the importance of land preparation, planting and fertilisation for edible peas and edible beans production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 13

Identify pests and diseases and implement control measures as well as harvesting and storage processes for edible peas and beans.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 14

Understand the potato plant and the importance of varieties of potatoes and the choice of varieties.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 15

The learner will learn and understand the importance of soil and land preparation as well as the seed used, planting and irrigation for potatoes.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 16

The learner will learn and identify the importance of pests and diseases and the importance of pest and disease control as well as fertilisation and harvesting of the crop.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 17

The learner will be able to understand the production process such as varieties, soil preparation and planting of the tomato crop.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 18

The learner will be able to understand the importance of fertilisation, pests, diseases and harvesting of the tomato crop.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 19

The learner will be able to understand the production process such as varieties, soil preparation and planting of the sweet potato crop .

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 20

The learner will be able to understand the importance of fertilisation, pests, diseases and harvesting of the sweet potato crop.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 21

The learner will be able to understand the production requirements of other vegetable crops such as asparagus, beetroot, brinjals, carrots, celery, curcubits, lettuce, parsnips, spinach, sweet pepper,

turnips, radishes and herbs.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 24

Understand the requirments in terms of soils and climate for citrus and deciduous fruit production.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 25

Understand the importance of fertilisation, irrigation, and pruning management of citrus and

deciduous fruit trees.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 26

The learner will be able to understand the impact of weeds, diseases and pests and the importance of weed and pest control on citrus and deciduous fruit trees.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 27

The learner will be able to understand the harvesting process of citrus and deciduous fruit.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 28

The learner will be able to identify and understand the production of soft fruit and nuts such as avocado pears, figs, granadillas, grapes, guavas, litchis, mangoes, paw paws, macadamia nuts and

pineapples.

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