CROP PROTECTION: SKILLS PROGRAMME
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the physiological functioning of the anatomical structures of the plant in relation to its environment.
SP1-1 Introduction to plants
SP1-2 Plant cells
SP1-3 Germination of seeds
SP1-4 Roots and stems
SP1-6 Flowers and fruits
SP2. PESTS AND WEEDS
Recognise, control and monitor pests, diseases and weeds on all crops effectively and responsibly.
SP2-3 Plant disease
SP2-5 Damage assessment
Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data; store and apply crop protection products effectively and responsibly.
SP3-1 Agricultural data
SP3-2 Storing and transporting
SP3-3 Legal, regulatory, safety and health
SP3-5 Pre-application plan
SP3-8 Post application procedures
SP3-9 Monitoring and reports
SP4. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)
Apply effective and responsible integrated pest-, disease- and weed control.
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
SP4-6 Information resources
SP4-7 Regulatory environment