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CROP PROTECTION:  SKILLS PROGRAMME

SP1. PLANTS

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the physiological functioning of the anatomical structures of the plant in relation to its environment. 

 

Modules

SP1-1 Introduction to plants

SP1-2  Plant cells

SP1-3 Germination of seeds

SP1-4 Roots and stems

SP1-5 Leaves

SP1-6 Flowers and fruits

 

SP2. PESTS AND WEEDS

Recognise, control and monitor pests, diseases and weeds on all crops effectively and responsibly.

 

Modules

SP2-1 Insects

SP2-2 Nematodes

SP2-3 Plant disease

SP2-4 Weeds

SP2-5 Damage assessment

SP2-6 Monitoring

 

SP3. APPLICATION

Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data; store and apply crop protection and animal health products effectively and responsibly.

 

Modules

SP3-1 Agricultural data

SP3-2 Storing and transporting

SP3-3 Legal, regulatory, safety and health

SP3-4 Emergencies

SP3-5 Pre-application plan

SP3-6 Mixing

SP3-7 Apply

SP3-8 Post application

SP3-9 Monitoring and reports

 

SP4. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)

Apply effective and responsible integrated pest-, disease- and weed control.

Modules

SP4-1  Crop protection industry in perspective

SP4-2 The principals of integrated pest management

SP4-3 Identify beneficial and problem organisms in crop production

SP4-4 Control measures

SP4-5 Resistance

SP4-6 Information resources

SP4-7 Regulatory environment