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Citrus Secondary Programme

The Citrus Secondary Programme (CSP) was designed to be implemented as an extra-curricular activity, with practical activities performed during school holidays. A learner participates in the programme for three years, preferably from grade 9 to 11, and obtains a National Certificate in Plant Production NQF 2 at the end of this period.

Documents

pdf CSP M01 - Induction Popular

  • Module objectives
    - Associated qualification and unit standards (and what that means)
    - Programme information and content
    - Preparation for assessment
    - Admin...

pdf CSP M02 - Citrus Production Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Citrus production regions
    - Commercial citrus production
    - The citrus production cycle
    - The citrus value chain

pdf CSP M03 - Enterprise Planning Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Natural resources
    - Infrastructure
    - Citrus varieties and cultivars
    Year 1 - Citrus production stock
    Year 2 - Infrastructure development
    Year 3 - Environment impact of farming

pdf CSP M04 - Marketing Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Citrus markets
    Year 1 - The marketing mix
    Year 2 - Market research
    Year 3 - Marketing distribution channels

pdf CSP M05 - Agri-Ecotourism Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Tourism infrastructure, attractions and activities
    Year 1 - How the micro environment (farm) fits into the meso environment (area)
    Year 2 - The needs of tourists
    Year 3 - Agri- and ecotourism practices

pdf CSP M06 - Food Safety Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Food safety hazards
    - HACCP
    Year 1 - Food safety practices
    Year 2 - Food safety, health and social issues
    Year 3 - Recordkeeping and non-conformance

pdf CSP M07 - Harvesting Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Harvesting equipment
    Year 1 - Harvesting citrus safely and hygienically
    Year 2 - Keeping orchards clean and disposing waste fruit
    Year 3 - Knowing when fruit is ready to be harvested

pdf CSP M08 - Plant Structures Functions Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Plant structures and functions
    Year 1 - Seed structures and germination, root systems and root growth
    Year 2 - Stem and leaf structures, types, and functions
    Year 3 - Fruit and flower structures and functions

pdf CSP M09 - Plant Manipulation Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Plant manipulation tools and equipment
    Year 1 - Vegetative plant manipulation
    Year 2 - Fruit and flower manipulation
    Year 3 - Citrus tree pruning

pdf CSP M10 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Popular

  • Learning objectives
    - Essential nutrient elements
    - Physical and chemical soil properties
    Year 1 - Application of plant nutrients
    Year 2 - Leaf and soil sampling
    Year 3 - Diagnosing nutrient deficiencies and other causes of poor plant health