Citrus Secondary Programme

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 Module 1 - Induction  Published Popular

Module 1 - Induction
  • Module objectives 
    - Associated qualification and unit standards (and what that means)
    - Programme information and content
    - Preparation for assessment
    - Admin...

pdf Module 2 - Citrus Production  Published Popular

Module 2 - Citrus Production
  • Learning objectives
    - Citrus production regions
    - Commercial citrus production
    - The citrus production cycle
    - The citrus value chain

pdf Module 3 - Enterprise Planning  Published Popular

Module 3 - Enterprise Planning
  • 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 Module 4 - Marketing  Published Popular

Module 4 - Marketing
  • Learning objectives - Citrus markets

  • Year 1 - The marketing mix
  • Year 2 - Market research
  • Year 3 - Marketing distribution channels

pdf Module 5 - Agri-Ecotourism  Published Popular

Module 5 - Agri-Ecotourism
  • 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 Module 6 - Food Safety  Published Popular

Module 6 - Food Safety
  • Learning objectives - Food safety hazards and HACCP

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

pdf Module 7 - Harvesting  Published Popular

Module 7 - Harvesting
  • 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 Module 8 - Plant Structures and Functions  Published Popular

Module 8 - 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 Module 9 - Plant Manipulation Tools and Equipment  Published Popular

Module 9 - Plant Manipulation Tools and Equipment
  • Year 1 - Vegetative plant manipulation
  • Year 2 - Fruit and flower manipulation
  • Year 3 - Citrus tree pruning

pdf Module 10 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition  Published Popular

Module 10 - Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • 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