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COMPETENCY-BASED

CURRICULUM
Sector :
AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES
Qualification :
AGRICULTURAL CROPS PRODUCTION NC III
TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY
East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City, Metro Manila
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC I !
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
A" Course #esign"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
B" Modules o$ Instruction"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
BASIC C%MPETENCIES
o &eading wor'place co((unication"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o &eading s(all tea("""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o #eveloping and practicing negotiation s'ills"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o Solving pro)le( related to wor' activities"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o *sing (athe(atical concepts and techni+ues""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o *sing relevant technologies""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
C%MM%N C%MPETENCIES
o Applying sa$ety (easures in $ar( operations"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o *sing $ar( tools and e+uip(ent"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
o Per$or(ing esti(ation and )asic calculation"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
C%RE C%MPETENCIES
Preparing land $or( agricultural crop production""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
I(ple(enting a post harvest progra(""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
I(ple(enting a plant nutritional progra(""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Controlling weeds""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Preparing and applying che(icals""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Esta)lishing agrono(ic crops"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
*nderta'ing agrono(ic crop (aintenance activities""""""""""""""""""""""
*nderta'ing agrono(ic crop harvesting activities""""""""""""""""""""""""""
Saving, preparing and storing agricultural seed""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
I(ple(enting verte)rate pest control progra("""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
COURSE DESIGN
C%*RSE TIT&E , AGRICULTURAL CROPS PRODUCTION
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , 540 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N , NC III
C%*RSE #ESCRIPTI%N ,
This course is designed to enhance the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitude in
A/RIC*&T*RA& CR%PS PR%#*CTI%N NC III in accordance with industry standards" In
general, it covers core co(petencies in underta'ing preparation o$ land $or agricultural crop
production, i(ple(enting a postharvest progra(, i(ple(enting a plant nutrition progra(,
controlling weeds and preparing and applying che(icals" In agrono(y, it covers core
co(petencies in esta)lishing agrono(ic crops, underta'ing agrono(ic crop (aintenance
activities, underta'ing agrono(ic crop harvesting activities, saving, preparing and storing
agricultural seed and i(ple(enting verte)rate pest control progra("
To o)tain this, all units prescri)ed $or this +uali$ication (ust )e achieved"
ENTR0 RE-*IREMENTS ,
Trainees or students wishing to enroll in this course should possess the $ollowing
re+uire(ents"
can co((unicate either oral and written
physically and (entally $it
with good (oral character
can per$or( )asic (athe(atical co(putation
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC I !
COURSE STRUCTURE:
BASIC COMPETENCIES
(88 hours)
U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
!" &ead wor'place
co((unication"
!"! &eading
wor'place
co((unication
!"!"! Co((unicate
in$or(ation a)out
wor'place processes
!"!"1 &ead wor'place
discussions
!"!"2 Identi$y and
co((unicate issues
arising in the wor'place
3 hours
1" &ead s(all
tea(s"
1"! &eading s(all
tea(s
1"!"! Provide tea( leadership
1"!"1 Assign responsi)ilities
1"!"2 Set per$or(ance
e4pectation $or tea(
(e()ers
1"!"5 Supervise tea(
per$or(ance
!6 hours
2" #evelop and
practice
negotiation s'ills
2"! #eveloping and
practicing
negotiation s'ills
2"!"! Plan negotiations
2"!"1 Participate in
negotiations
3 hours
5" Solve pro)le(s
related to wor'
activities
5"! Solving
pro)le(s
related to wor'
activities
5"!"! E4plain the analytical
techni+ues
5"!"1 Identi$y the pro)le(
5"!"2 #eter(ine the possi)le
cause7s o$ the pro)le(
!6 hours
8" *se
(athe(atical
concepts and
techni+ues
8"! *sing
(athe(atical
concepts and
techni+ues
8"!"! Identi$y (athe(atical
tools and techni+ues to
solve pro)le(
8"!"1 Apply (athe(atical
procedures7solution
8"!"2 Analy9e results
1: hours
6" *se relevant
technologies
6"! *sing relevant
technologies
6"!"! Identi$y appropriate
technology
6"!"1 Apply relevant
technology
6"!"2 Maintain7enhance
relevant technology
1: hours
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COMMON COMPETENCIES
(40 hours)
U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
!" Apply sa$ety
(easures in
$ar( operations
!"! Applying sa$ety
(easures in
$ar( operations
!"!"! Apply appropriate sa$ety
(easures while wor'ing
in $ar(
!"!"1 Sa$e 'eep7dispose tools,
(aterials and out$it
3 hours
1" *se $ar( tools
and e+uip(ent
1"! *sing $ar( tools
and e+uip(ent
1"!"! Select and use $ar(
tools
1"!"1 Select and operate $ar(
e+uip(ent
1"!"2 Per$or( preventive
(aintenance
!6 hours
2" Per$or(
esti(ation and
)asic calculation
2"! Per$or(ing
esti(ation and
)asic
calculation
2"!"! Per$or( esti(ation
2"!"1 Per$or( )asic wor'place
calculations
!6 hours
CORE COMPETENCIES
(-84 hours)
G&&r+*
U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
!" Prepare land $or
agricultural crop
production
!"! Preparing land
$or agricultural
crop production
!"! ! Prepare $or cultivation
!"!"1 Prepare the cultivating
e+uip(ent
!"!"2 Cultivate soil
!"!"5 Prepare site $or planting
!"!"8 Co(plete land
preparation operations
81 hours
1" I(ple(ent a
postharvest
progra(
1"! I(ple(enting a
postharvest
progra(
1"! ! Prepare $or
i(ple(entation o$ post
harvest operations
1"!"1 Coordinate post
harvest wor'
1"!"2 I(ple(ent postharvest
treat(ents
1"!"5 I(ple(ent ha9ardous
waste disposal
guidelines
1"!"8 I(ple(ent pac'aging
re+uire(ents o$ produce
1"!"6 I(ple(ent storage
re+uire(ents o$ produce
55 hours
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U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
2" I(ple(ent a
plant nutrition
progra(
2"! I(ple(enting a
plant nutrition
progra(
2"! ! Prepare $or
i(ple(entation o$ the
plant nutrition progra(
2"!"1 Monitor soil p;
2"!"2 #eter(ine nutritional
pro)le(s in plants
2"!"5 Prepare to use $ertili9ers
2"!"8 Prepare application
e+uip(ent
2"!"6 Apply speci$ic products
at appropriate rates
55 hours
5" Control weeds 5"! Controlling
weeds
5"! ! Assess weed in$estation
5"!"1 Plan the i(ple(entation
o$ control (easures
5"!"2 I(ple(ent control
(easures
5"!"5 Monitor control
(easures
55 hours
8" Prepare and
apply che(icals
8"! Preparing and
applying
che(icals
8"!"! #eter(ine the need $or
che(ical use
8"!"1 Prepare appropriate
che(ical
8"!"2 Prepare to use
che(icals according to
the la)el and MS#S
8"!"5 Apply che(icals
8"!"8 Clean up $ollowing
che(ical application
8"!"6 Record application
details
55 hours
A,roo$!'
U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
!" Esta)lish
agrono(ic
crops
!"! Esta)lishing
agrono(ic crops
!"!"! Prepare (achinery and
e+uip(ent $or use
!"!"1 Prepare $or agrono(ic
crop esta)lish(ent
!"!"2 Sow the crop
!"!"5 Co(plete seeding
operations
81 hours
1" *nderta'e
agrono(ic crop
(aintenance
activities
1"! *nderta'ing
agrono(ic crop
(aintenance
activities
1"!"! Assess agrono(ic crop
condition, growth and
re+uire(ents
1"!"1 Apply $ertili9er and
a(end(ents
1"!"2 Monitor crop condition,
growth and re+uire(ents
1"!"5 Co(plete cleaning and
hygiene operations
5: hours
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U!" o#
Co$%&"&'(
Mo)u*& T!"*& L&+r!, Ou"'o$&s
No$!+*
Dur+"!o
2" *nderta'e
agrono(ic crop
harvesting
activities
2"! *nderta'ing
agrono(ic crop
harvesting
activities
2"!"! Prepare to harvest
agrono(ic crops
2"!"1 Prepare the harvesting
e+uip(ent
2"!"2 ;arvest crops
2"!"5 Co(plete harvesting
operations
26 hours
5" Save, prepare
and store
agricultural seed
5"! Saving,
preparing and
storing
agricultural seed
5"!"! Select seed $ro(
agricultural crops
5"!"1 Evaluate and grade seed
5"!"2 Store seed
5"!"5 Collect and deliver seed
15 hours
8" I(ple(ent
verte)rate pest
control progra(
8"! I(ple(enting
verte)rate pest
control progra(
8"!"! Assess re+uire(ents $or
pest control
8"!"1 Prepare to i(ple(ent
control progra(
8"!"2 Control verte)rate pests
8"!"5 Co(plete control
progra(
21 hours
RES%*RCES,

T%%&S E-*IPMENT MATERIA&S
Bolos Booth7te(porary shed Agri )ags, plastic
Broo(stic' Cart <=ariton > paragus? Ba()oo stic'
Calculator Coolroo( Bas'et
Container Co()tooth harrow Bond paper
Cutting tools Co(puter with record
'eeping so$tware applications
Catching nets
#igging tools Crates Clips
#rying (eter #rying oven Coconut dust
#ulos .ar(7 $ield Co(post
.ruit crate /reenhouse7nursery .ertili9ersvarious
;arvesting tools ;arvesting e+uip(ent .irst aid supplies7(edicine
;at Irrigation syste( <sprin'ler,
(ist7drip irrigation?
.lower inducer
=napsac' sprayer Mower <grass cutter? .ungicides
=ni$e %ver head pro@ector <%;P? /loves
&ight hoe Porta)le chain saw /rowing (edia <garden
soil, sewed sand, co(post,
soil, (anure and
sawdust7rice hus'
Moisture (eter Post;arvest treat(ent
e+uip(ent
=illing )ottles
Personal protection
e+uip(ent
Power sprayer Mar'ing pens
Petridish Propagation E+uip(ent Mas's
p; (eter Pu(p $or irrigation Material Sa$ety #ata Sheets
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T%%&S E-*IPMENT MATERIA&S
Pic' (attoc' Rotavator Mulching (aterial
Pic'ing 'ni$e Service vehicle ;air nets
Plow Sorting 7/rading e+uip(ent Pac'aging (aterials,
assorted
Plu()ing tools Spi'e tooth harrow Pail
Post;arvest
treat(ent tools
Storage roo( Paper7)ond
Protective coat Sur$ace irrigation syste( Pencil
Protective gadgets Tractor7 Cara)ao Pens
Pruning shears Typewriter Pesticides7Insecticides
Ra'e Pieces o$ cloth
Scissors
TRAININ/ MATERIA&S
Plastic )ag
Seed )ed Brochures Plu()ing supplies
Seedling tray Instructional supplies and
(aterials
Pots
Shovel
Aisual aids
Propagation (aterials e"g"
seeds, spores, cuttings etc",
Sprin'lers Re$erence (aterials7Boo's
<technical in$or(ation on
horticultural and agrono(ic
crops?
Propagating (edia <garden
soil, sawdust, sand,
co(post, coconut coir?
Step ladder Re$erence (anuals <$irst aid
'it with re$erence (anual?
Rice hull
Storage tools7ca)inet #ata <#ata on result o$ soil
analysis?
Rope, <s(all, (ed" &arge?
Transplanting tools Procedural (anuals Ru))er )and
Trowel Soil sa(ples analysis Ru))er )oots
E4a(ples o$ $ar( standard
operating procedures <S%Ps?
Ru))er 'nots


Sac's

Sa(ple o$ (atured
agrono(ic crops

Seed )o4
Seedlings, assorted

Seeds
Soil auger
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C%*RSE #E&IAER0,
/roup discussion
Role playing
Brainstor(ing
&ecture 7 discussion
#e(onstration
#irect o)servation
Sel$paced 7 (odular
Si(ulation 7 role playing
Case studies
Interaction
.ield visit7tour
Practical e4ercise
TRAINERBS -*A&I.ICATI%NS,
Must )e a holder o$ NC IA
Must have undergone training on Training Methodology IA <TM IA?
Must )e physically and (entally $it
.Must have at least 1 years @o)7industry e4perience
. %ptional" %nly when re+uired )y the hiring institution
Re$erence, TES#A Board Resolution No" 1::5 :2
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C
MODULES OF INSTRUCTION
BASIC COMPETENCIES
AGRICULTURAL CROPS PRODUCTION NC III
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , LEAD /OR0PLACE COMUNICATION
*NIT C%#E , 5001---02
M%#*&E TIT&E , LEADING /OR0PLACE COMMUNICATION
M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired to prepare di$$erent reports re+uired in the
wor'place"

S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 3 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Co((unicate in$or(ation a)out wor'place processes"
&%1" &ead wor'place discussions"
&%2" Identi$y and co((unicate issues arising in the wor'place"


CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC I D
LO-3 COMMUNICATE INFORMATION ABOUT /OR0PLACE PROCESSES3
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Appropriate co((unication (ethod is selected"
Multiple operations involving several topic areas are co((unicated"
-uestions are used to gain e4tra in$or(ation"
Correct sources o$ in$or(ation are identi$ied"
In$or(ation is selected and se+uenced correctly when re+uired"
Aer)al and written reporting are (aintained in )oth $a(iliar and un$a(iliar
situations"
C%NTENTS,
Method o$ co((unication
Co((unication s'ills
Co((unication tools
-uestioning techni+ues
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Si(ulated wor'place environ(ent
Co((unication tools
Aariety o$ in$or(ation

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
Role playing
Brainstor(ing

ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
Interview
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LO43 LEAD /OR0PLACE DISCUSSIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Responses to wor'place issues are sought"
Response to wor'place issues are provided when sought"
Constructive contri)utions are (ade to wor'place discussion on such issues as
production, +uality and sa$ety"
/oals and ai(s o$ actions under ta'en in the wor'place are co((unicated"
C%NTENTS,
Method7techni+ues o$ discussion
;ow to lead discussion
;ow to solicit response

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Si(ulated wor'place environ(ent
Co((unication tools
Aariety o$ in$or(ation

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
Role playing
Brainstor(ing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#,
#irect o)servation
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !!
LO13 IDENTIF5 AND COMMUNICATE ISSUES ARISING IN THE /OR0PLACE3

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Issues and pro)le(s are identi$ied as they arise"
In$or(ation regarding pro)le(s and issues are organi9ed coherently to ensure
clear and e$$ective co((unication"
#ialog is initiated with appropriate personnel"
Co((unication pro)le(s and issues are addressed as they arise"
C%NTENTS,
Identi$y pro)le(s and issues
%rgani9ing in$or(ation on pro)le( and issues
Relating pro)le(s and issues
Co((unication )arriers a$$ecting wor'place discussions"

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Si(ulated wor'place environ(ent
Co((unication tools
Aariety o$ in$or(ation

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
Role playing
Brainstor(ing

ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
Interview
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*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , LEAD SMALL TEAM
*NIT C%#E , 5001----0
M%#*&E TIT&E , LEADING SMALL TEAM

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired to lead s(all tea( including setting and (aintaining
tea( and individual per$or(ance standard"

S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , !6 hrs
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Provide tea( leadership"
&%1" Assign responsi)ilities a(ong (e()ers"
&%2" Set per$or(ance e4pectation $or tea( (e()ers"
&%5" Supervise tea( per$or(ance"
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LO-3 PRO6IDE TEAM LEADERSHIP
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Eor' re+uire(ents are identi$ied and prescri)ed to (e()ers"
Reasons $or instructions and re+uire(ents are properly disse(inated to tea(
(e()ers"
Tea( (e()ers +uestions, pro)le(s, concerns are recogni9ed, discussed and
dealt accordingly"
C%NTENTS,
Co((unication s'ills re+uired $or leading s(all tea(
S'ills and techni+ues in pro(oting tea( )uilding
Negotiating s'ills
*p to date disse(ination o$ instruction and re+uire(ents to (e()ers"
Art o$ listening and treating individual tea( (e()ers concern
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
&earning (aterials
- tea( )uilding (anual
- catalogs
- )rochures
Si(ulated tea(
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Traditional7lecture
#e(onstration
Case studies
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#e(onstration
Case studies

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LO43 ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITIES AMONG MEMBERS3
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
#uties and responsi)ilities are allocated in respect to the s'ills, 'nowledge and
attitudes o$ every tea( (e()er"
#uties are allocated having regard to individual pre$erence, do(estic and
personal considerations"
#uties and responsi)ilities o$ each (e()er are properly identi$ied and de$ined"

C%NTENTS,
#uties and responsi)ilities o$ each tea( (e()er
S'ills in identi$ying individual s'ills ,'nowledge and attitude as )asis $or allocating
responsi)ilities
=nowledge in identi$ying each tea( (e()er duties and responsi)ilities

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
&earning (aterials
- relevant legal re+uire(ents
- (anuals
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Traditional7lecture
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#e(onstration
Case studies
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LO13 SET PERFORMANCE E7PECTATION FOR TEAM MEMBERS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Per$or(ance e4pectations are esta)lished )ased on client needs and according
to assigned re+uire(ents"
Per$or(ance e4pectations are )ased on individual tea( (e()erBs duties and
responsi)ilities"
Per$or(ance e4pectations are discussed and disse(inated to individual tea(
(e()er"
C%NTENTS,
=nowledge and s'ills in setting individual per$or(ance target7e4pectation
Tea( (e()ers duties and responsi)ilities
E(ployee policies and procedures
#e$ining per$or(ance e4pectations criteria
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Per$or(ance e4pectation wor'sheet
Relevant legal re+uire(ents

MET;%#%&%/IES,
Traditional7lecture
#e(onstration
Case studies
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#e(onstration
Case studies
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LO43 SUPER6ISE TEAM PERFORMANCE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Monitor tea( (e()erBs per$or(ance in respect to the de$ined per$or(ance
criteria"
Provide tea( (e()ers with $eed)ac', positive support and advice on strategies
to overco(e any di$$iculties"
In$or( tea( (e()ers o$ any changes in the priority allocated to assign(ent or
tas'"
Provide co((unication $ollowup on all issues a$$ecting the tea("
C%NTENTS,
=nowledge and s'ills in (onitoring tea( (e()er per$or(ance
Monitoring tea( operation to ensure client needs and satis$action
Methods o$ (onitoring per$or(ance
In$or(al7$or(al counseling s'ills

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Per$or(ance e4pectation wor'sheet
Relevant legal re+uire(ents

MET;%#%&%/IES,
Traditional7lecture
#e(onstration
Modular
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#e(onstration
Case studies
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*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , DE6ELOP AND PRACTICE NEGOTIATION S0ILLS
*NIT C%#E , 5001-----

M%#*&E TIT&E , DE6ELOPING AND PRACTICING NEGOTIATION S0ILLS

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired to collect in$or(ation in order to plan and participate
in the negotiation"
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , 3 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,

*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,

&%!" Plan negotiations

&%1" Participate in negotiations

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LO-3 PLAN NEGOTIATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,

In$or(ation in preparation $or negotiation is identi$ied and included in the plan
In$or(ation on creating non ver)al environ(ents $or positive negotiations is
identi$ied and included in the plan
In$or(ation on di$$erent +uestioning techni+ues is identi$ied and included in the
plan
C%NTENTS,

Bac'ground in$or(ation on other parties to the negotiation
%)serving di$$erences )etween content and process
Identi$ying )argaining in$or(ation
Applying strategies to (anage process
Applying steps in negotiating process
Strategies to (anage con$lict
Steps in negotiating process
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7 trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Pertinent docu(ents
Si(ulated wor'place
Paper and pencil
Calculator
;ands out
MET;%#%&%/IES,

&ecturette
Role playing
Practical e4ercises
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,

Eritten test7 +uestioning
#e(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !D
LO43 PARTICIPATE IN NEGOTIATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,

Criteria $or success$ul outco(e are agreed upon )y all parties
#esired outco(e o$ all parties are considered
Appropriate language is used throughout the negotiation
The issues and processes are docu(ented and agreed upon )y all parties
Possi)le solutions are discussed and their via)ility assessed
Areas $or agree(ent are con$ir(ed and recorded
.ollowup action is agreed upon )y all parties
C%NTENTS,

#ecision (a'ing and con$lict resolution strategies procedures
Pro)le( solving strategies on how to deal with une4pected +uestions and
attitudes during negotiation
Bac'ground in$or(ation on other parties to the negotiation
%)serving di$$erences )etween content and process

C%N#ITI%NS,

The students7 trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Pertinent docu(ents
Si(ulated wor'place
Paper and pencil
Calculator
;ands out

MET;%#%&%/IES,

&ecturette
Role playing
Practical e4ercises
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,

Eritten test7 +uestioning
#e(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 1:
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , SOL6E PROBLEM RELATED TO /OR0 ACTI6ITIES
*NIT C%#E , 5001----4
M%#*&E TIT&E , SOL6ING PROBLEM RELATED TO /OR0 ACTI6ITIES

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule e4presses the co(petency re+uired to apply
pro)le( solving techni+ues to identi$y7deter(ine
$unda(ental cause pro)le("

S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , !6 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" E4plain the analytical techni+ues"
&%1" Identi$y the pro)le("
&%2" #eter(ine the possi)le cause 7s o$ the pro)le("

CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 1!
LO-3 E7PLAIN THE ANAL5TICAL TECHNI8UES
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
I(portance and application o$ analytical techni+ues are e4plained"
Analytical techni+ues such as )rainstor(ing, cause and e$$ects diagra(s,
PARET% analysis, SE%T analysis, /antt chart, PERT CPM and graphs, and
scatter gra(s are de$ined"

C%NTENTS,
%)servation, investigation > analytical techni+ues
Brainstor(ing
Cause and e$$ect diagra(s
PARET% analysis
SE%T analysis
/antt chart
PERT CPM and graph
SCATTER/RAMS
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Coursewares
&earning (aterials7guides
Co(puter
%;P
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#irect o)servation
Si(ulation 7role playing
Case studies
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Practical7per$or(ance test
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 11
LO43 IDENTIF5 THE PROBLEM
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Aariances are identi$ied $ro( nor(al operating para(eters and product +uality"
E4tent, cause, and nature o$ the pro)le( are de$ined )ased on o)servation,
investigation and analytical techni+ues"
Pro)le(s are clearly stated and speci$ied"
C%NTENTS,
Nor(al operating para(eters > product +uality
Identi$ying > clari$ying the nature o$ pro)le(
Application o$ analytical techni+ues
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Coursewares
&earning (aterials7guides
Co(puter
%;P
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#irect o)servation
Si(ulation 7role playing
Case studies
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Practical7per$or(ance test
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 12
LO13 DETERMINE THE POSSIBLE CAUSE9S OF THE PROBLEM3
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Possi)le cause7s o$ pro)le( are identi$ied )ased on e4perience > the use o$
pro)le( solving tools7analytical techni+ues"
Possi)le cause state(ents are developed"
.unda(ental causes are e4plained"
C%NTENTS,
Nonroutine process and +uality pro)le(s
Tea(wor' and wor' allocation pro)le(
Sa$ety and e(ergency situations and incidents
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Coursewares
&earning (aterials7guides
Co(puter
%;P
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#irect o)servation
Si(ulation 7role playing
Case studies
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Practical7per$or(ance test
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 15
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , USE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNI8UES
*NIT C%#E , 5001----1
M%#*&E TIT&E , USING MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNI8UES

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired in the application o$ (athe(atical concepts and
techni+ues"
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , 1: hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ the (odule, the learner7students (ust )e a)le to,
&%!" Identi$y (athe(atical tools and techni+ues to solve pro)le(s"
&%1" Apply (athe(atical procedure7solution"
&%2" Analy9e results"
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 18
LO-3 IDENTIF5 MATHEMATICAL TOOLS AND TECHNI8UES TO SOL6E PROBLEMS3
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Pro)le( areas )ased on given condition are identi$ied"
Mathe(atical techni+ues )ased on the given pro)le( are selected"

C%NTENTS,
.our $unda(ental operations
Steps in solving a pro)le(
Standard $or(ulas
Conversion
Measure(ent
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Pro)le( set
Conversion ta)le
Ta)le o$ $or(ulas
Measuring tools
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
#e(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 16
LO43 APPL5 MATHEMATICAL PROCEDURE9SOLUTION
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Mathe(atical techni+ues )ased on the pro)le( identi$ied are applied"
Mathe(atical co(putations are per$or(ed to the level o$ accuracy re+uired $or
the pro)le("
Results o$ (athe(atical co(putation )ased on @o) re+uire(ents is deter(ined
and veri$ied"
C%NTENTS,
Pro)le()ased +uestions
Esti(ation
*se o$ (athe(atical tools and standard $or(ulas
Mathe(atical techni+ues
C%N#ITI%N,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Calculator
Measuring tools7devices
Case pro)le(s
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
Practical wor' approach
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
%ral Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 1C
LO13 ANAL5:E RESULTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Results o$ application )ased on e4pected and re+uired speci$ications and
outco(e is reviewed"
Appropriate action in case o$ error is applied"
C%NTENTS,
.our $unda(ental operations
Steps in solving a pro)le(
Standard $or(ulas
Conversion
Measure(ent
C%N#ITI%N,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Pro)le( set
Conversion ta)le
Ta)le o$ $or(ulas
Measuring tools
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
Research study
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
%ral interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 13
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , USE RELE6ANT TECHNOLOGIES
*NIT C%#E , 5001----4
M%#*&E TIT&E , USING RELE6ANT TECHNOLOGIES
M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This unit covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes re+uired
in selecting, sourcing and applying appropriate and
a$$orda)le technologies in the wor'place"

N%MINA& #*RATI%N , 1: hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ the (odule, the learner7students (ust )e a)le to,
&%!" Study7 select appropriate technology
&%1" Apply relevant technology"
&%2" Maintain 7 enhance relevant technology
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 1D
LO-3 STUD59 SELECT APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOG5
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Appropriate technology is studied )ased on wor' re+uire(ents"
Appropriate technology is identi$ied and selected )ased on wor'
re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,
Machineries7 e+uip(ent and their application
So$tware7 progra(s
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Multi(edia
Aideo tape
Brochures
C#s
Internet access
Co(puter
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
.il( showing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 2:
LO43 APPL5 RELE6ANT TECHNOLOG5
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Relevant technology is used in carrying out $unction )ased on
wor' re+uire(ents"
Applica)le so$tware and hardware is used as per @o) re+uire(ent"
Manage(ent concepts are o)served as per esta)lished industry practices"
C%NTENTS,
%$$ice technology
Industrial technology
Syste( technology
In$or(ation technology
Training technology
#i$$erent so$tware 7 ;ardware
8S <Proper ;ouse =eeping?
C%N#ITI%N,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Multi(edia
Aideo tape
Brochures
C#Bs
Internet access
Co(puter
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
.il( showing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 2!
LO13 MAINTAIN 9 ENHANCE RELE6ANT TECHNOLOG5
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Maintenance o$ technology is applied in accordance with the industry
standard operating procedure, (anu$acturerBs operating guidelines and
occupational health and sa$ety procedure
*pdating o$ technology is (aintained through continuing education or
training in accordance with @o) re+uire(ent"
Appropriate action $or technology $ailure7 de$ect is i((ediately reported
to the concerned7 responsi)le person or section"
C%NTENTS,
Corrective and preventive (aintenance
*pgrading o$ technology
Co((unication S'ills
%rgani9ational set F up 7 wor' $low
C%N#ITI%N,
The students7learners (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Manuals
;andouts
Multi(edia
Aideo tape
Brochures
C#Bs
Internet access
Co(puter
MET;%#%&%/IES,
&ecturette
Sel$pace
/roup discussion
.il( showing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten test
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 21
MODULES OF INSTRUCTION
COMMON COMPETENCIES
AGRICULTURAL CROPS PRODUCTION NC III
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , APPL5 SAFET5 MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS
C%#E , AGR14-40-
M%#*&E TIT&E , APPL5ING SAFET5 MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired to per$or( sa$ety (easures e$$ectively and
e$$iciently"
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , 85 hours
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Apply appropriate sa$ety (easures while wor'ing in $ar(
&%1" Sa$e 'eep7dispose tools, (aterials and out$it
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 25
LO-3 APPL5 APPROPRIATE SAFET5 MEASURES /HILE /OR0ING IN FARM
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Sa$ety (easures is applied )ased on wor' re+uire(ent and $ar( procedures
Tools and (aterials are utili9ed in accordance with speci$ication and procedures
%ut$it are worn in accordance with $ar( re+uire(ents
E$$ectively, shel$ li$e and or e4piration o$ (aterials are chec'ed against
(anu$acturers speci$ications
;a9ard in the wor'place are identi$ied and reported in line with $ar( guidelines
C%NTENTS,
.ar( wor's that involves using che(icals and ha9ardous tools and e+uip(ent
Personal protective e+uip(ent used in $ar(s
Basic $irst aid
.ar( e(ergency procedures regarding sa$ety wor'ing environ(ent
C%N#ITI%NS,
Trainees7students (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
&earning ele(ents
Service (anual
%rgani9ational (anuals
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Bu99 session
/roup discussion
Role playing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(ination
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 28
LO43 SAFE 0EEP9DISPOSE TOOLS; MATERIALS AND OUTFIT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
*sed tools and out$it are cleaned stored in line with $ar( procedure
*nused (aterials are la)eled and stored according to (anu$acturers
reco((endation and $ar( re+uire(ents
Easte (aterials are disposed according to (anu$acturers, govern(ent and $ar(
re+uire(ents
C%NTENTS,
Procedure in cleaning and storing tools and out$its
Techni+ue in storing (aterials and che(icals
/overn(ent re+uire(ent regarding $ar( waste disposal
Easte (anage(ent syste(
C%N#ITI%NS,
Trainees7students (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
&earning ele(ents
Service (anual
%rgani9ational (anuals
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Bu99 session
/roup discussion
Role playing
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(ination
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 26
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , USE FARM TOOLS AND E8UIPMENT
C%#E , AGR14-404
M%#*&E TIT&E , USING FARM TOOLS AND E8UIPMENT

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired to use $ar( tools and e+uip(ent" It includes
selection, operation and preventive (aintenance o$ $ar(
tools and e+uip(ent"
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , C1 hours
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Select and use $ar( tools
&%1" Select and operate $ar( e+uip(ent
&%2" Per$or( preventive (aintenance
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 2C
LO-3 SELECT AND USE FARM TOOLS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Appropriate $ar( tools are identi$ied according to re+uire(ents7use
.ar( tool are chec'ed $or $aults and de$ective tools are reported in accordance
with $ar( procedures
Appropriate tools and e+uip(ent are sa$ely used according to @o) re+uire(ents
and (anu$acturersB conditions
C%NTENTS,
.ar( e+uip(ent
o Motori9ed e+uip(ent
o Electrical e+uip(ent
.ar( tools
o Power tools
o ;andheld tools
Sa$ety practices during operations o$ $ar( e+uip(ent
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Engine
Pu(p
/enerator
Sprayer
Sic'le
Cutter
Eeighing scale
;and tools
Measuring tools
/arden tools
Manuals in using $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Practical de(onstration
&ecture7discussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
%ral7written e4a(ination
Practical de(onstration
#irect o)servation
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 23
LO43 SELECT AND OPERATE FARM E8UIPMENT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Appropriate $ar( e+uip(ent are identi$ied
Instructional (anual o$ $ar( tools and e+uip(ent are care$ully read prior to
operation
Preoperation chec'up is conducted in line with (anu$acturersB (anual
.aults in $ar( e+uip(ent are identi$ied and reported in line with $ar( procedures
.ar( e+uip(ent are used according to its $unction
Sa$ety procedures are $ollowed
C%NTENTS,
Manual o$ $ar( e+uip(ent and speci$ications
Parts and $unctions o$ $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
Preoperation and chec'up
Sa$ety practices in using $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
Cali)ration and use o$ $ar( e+uip(ent
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Engine
Pu(p
/enerator
Sprayer
Sic'le
Cutter
Eeighing scale
;and tools
Measuring tools
/arden tools
Tires
Brea' $luid
.uel, oil, water and lu)ricants
Battery
Manual in using $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
MET;%#%&%/IES,
.ield de(onstration
&ecture7discussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
Practical de(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 2D
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 5:
LO13 PERFORM PRE6ENTI6E MAINTENANCE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Tools and e+uip(ent are cleaned i((ediately a$ter use in line with $ar(
procedures
Routine chec'up and (aintenance are per$or(ed
Tools and e+uip(ent are stored in designated areas in line $ar( procedures
C%NTENTS,
Preventive (aintenance
Types o$ $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
Sa$ety (easures and practices
*p'eep o$ e+uip(ent
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Engine
Pu(p
/enerator
Sprayer
Sic'le
Cutter
Eeighing scale
;and tools
Measuring tools
/arden tools
Tires
Brea' $luid
.uel, oil, water and lu)ricants
Battery
Manual in using $ar( tools and e+uip(ent
MET;%#%&%/IES,
.ield de(onstration
&ecture7discussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
Practical de(onstration
Third party report
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 5!
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , PERFORM ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION
C%#E , AGR14-401
M%#*&E TIT&E , PERFORMING ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the 'nowledge, s'ills and attitudes
re+uired to per$or( esti(ation and )asic wor'place
calculations"
N%MINA& #*RATI%N , C1 hours
S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES ,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Per$or( esti(ation
&%1" Per$or( )asic wor'place calculations
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 51
LO-3 PERFORM ESTIMATION
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Go) re+uire(ents are identi$ied $ro( written or oral co((unications
-uantities o$ (aterials and resources re+uired to co(plete a wor' tas' are
esti(ated
Ti(e needed to co(plete a wor' activity is esti(ated
Accurate esti(ate $or wor' co(pletion are (ade
Esti(ate o$ (aterials and resources are reported to appropriate person
C%NTENTS,
Pro)le( solving procedures
Basic (athe(atical operations
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Pen7pencil
Paper
Sa(ple pro)le(s
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Co(putation
Esti(ation
Interaction
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
%ral +uestioning
Interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 52
LO43 PERFORM BASIC /OR0PLACE CALCULATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Calculations to )e (ade are identi$ied according to @o) re+uire(ents
Correct (ethod o$ calculation is deter(ined
Syste(s and units o$ (easure(ent to )e $ollowed are ascertained
Calculations needed to co(plete wor' tas' are per$or(ed using the $our )asic
(athe(atical operations
Appropriate operations are used to co(ply with the instruction
Result o)tained is reviewed and thoroughly chec'ed
C%NTENTS,
Basic (athe(atical operations
Syste(s o$ (easure(ent
*nits o$ (easure(ent
Conversion o$ units
.ractions and deci(als
Percentages and ratios
Basic accounting principles and procedures
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Pen7pencil
Calculator
Paper
Re$erence (aterials
Sa(ple pro)le(s7wor'sheets
Conversion ta)le
MET;%#%&%/IES,
Sel$paced7(odular
&ecture7discussion
Interaction
Practical e4ercise
Co(putation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
%ral7written e4a(ination
Practical e4ercise
Practical de(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 55
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 58
MODULES OF INSTRUCTION
CORE COMPETENCIES
AGRICULTURAL CROPS PRODUCTION NC III
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , PREPARE LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL CROP
PRODUCTION
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--1-0
M%#*&E TIT&E , PREPARING LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL CROP
PRODUCTION

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired to prepare e+uip(ent, cultivate the site, apply any
preplanting treat(ents, and care $or the vehicles and
e+uip(ent on co(pleting the activity" E+uip(ent and
(achinery (ay )e ani(al powered" It includes the
co(pletion o$ docu(entation and log)oo's $or the operation"
Preparing land $or crop production is li'ely to )e carried out
under li(ited supervision $ro( others with chec'ing only
related to overall progress" Preparing land $or crop
production is usually done within esta)lished routines,
(ethods and procedures" So(e discretion and @udg(ent is
re+uired in the selection o$ e+uip(ent and (aterials,
organi9ation o$ wor' and services"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 81 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Prepare $or cultivatiHn
&%1" Prepare the cultivating e+uip(ent
&%2" Cultivate soil
&%5" Prepare site $or planting
&%8" Co(plete land preparation operations
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC I 5C
LO-3 PREPARE FOR CULTI6ATION
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Re+uire(ents $or the cultivation (ethod and order are prepared in accordance
with the planting plan"
%;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed and suita)le controls are
i(ple(ented in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent is selected, used and (aintained
according to @o)7%;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
The environ(ental i(plications o$ cultivating the site are assessed and, i$
necessary, responsi)le action is ta'en )ased on co(pany guidelines and
environ(ental legislations"
C%NTENTS,
Planting plan and its interpretation $or a range o$ crops
%;S ha9ards and ris's, including appropriate controls
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
Environ(ental i(plications o$ site cultivation and legislations

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
.ar( planting plan
E+uip(ent
o Personal protective e+uip(ent
o .ar( tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Supplies and (aterials

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(
Actual #esigning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 53
LO43 PREPARE THE CULTI6ATING E8UIPMENT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
The vehicles and e+uip(ent re+uired $or site cultivation are selected according to
the planting plan and organi9ation guidelines"
The vehicles and e+uip(ent are serviced, ad@usted $or the conditions and worn
parts are replaced to ensure relia)ility during cultivation $ollowing (anu$acturersB
speci$ications and operating (anuals"
All containers, le$tover $luids, waste and de)ris $ro( the (aintenance and
servicing wor' are disposed o$ sa$ely and appropriately )ased on organi9ation
guidelines and environ(ental legislations"
All (aintenance and servicing is docu(ented according to the re+uire(ents o$
the organi9ationBs record 'eeping syste("
C%NTENTS,

Types, uses and selection o$ vehicles and e+uip(ent $or site cultivation
Maintenance and servicing o$ vehicles and e+uip(ent
Proper disposal o$ wastes related to (aintenance and servicing wor'
#ocu(entation and record 'eeping o$ (aintenance and servicing activities

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Aehicles, $ar( tools and e+uip(ent $or site cultivation
o 5wheel tractor7hand tractor7wor' ani(al
o Appropriate plow and harrow
o Rotavator
o Pic' (attoc', shovel, etc"
Tools $or vehicle and e+uip(ent (aintenance and servicing
o Pliers, wrench, screw driver, Phillips screw, vise grip, @ac', etc"
Supplies and (aterials
o Rag
o .uel, oil, grease, lu)ricants, etc"

MET;%#%&%/IES,

#iscussion
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(
Actual #e(onstration
%)servation
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 5D
LO13 CULTI6ATE SOIL
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Previous crop or land clearance de)ris is re(oved or incorporated according to
the organi9ationsB guidelines"
The cultivation plan is $ollowed and co(pleted $or each site )ased on the
pulveri9ing, plowing, and harrowing reco((endation"
%;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed and suita)le controls are
i(ple(ented in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent is selected, used and (aintained
according to @o)7%;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
Aehicles and e+uip(ent are operated properly to suit the site conditions per
(anu$acturersB speci$ications and operating (anuals"
The +uality o$ cultivation is (a4i(i9ed )y continually chec'ing and ad@usting the
vehicles and e+uip(ent as necessary according to the cultivation plan and
(anu$acturersB speci$ications and operating (anuals"
C%NTENTS,
&and clearing 7 Re(oval o$ previous crop
Cultivation practices and procedures
%;S ha9ards and ris's related to soil cultivation
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
%peration, including ad@ust(ents, o$ vehicles and e+uip(ent
Interpretation o$ schedule, resources and cultivation re+uire(ents $ro( the
planting plan

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Aehicles, $ar( tools and e+uip(ent $or site cultivation
o 5wheel tractor7hand tractor
o Appropriate plow and harrow
o Rotavator
o Pic' (attoc', shovel, etc"
Tools $or vehicle and e+uip(ent (aintenance and servicing
o Pliers, wrench, screw driver, Phillips screw, vise grip, @ac', etc"
Supplies and (aterials
o Rag
o .uel, oil, grease, lu)ricants, etc"
Personal protective e+uip(ent
&earning (aterials <(achinery7e+uip(ent operating (anuals?

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(
Actual #e(onstration
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 8:
%)servation

CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 8!
LO43 PREPARE SITE FOR PLANTING
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
The planting layout and soil pro$iles are co(pleted as re+uired )y the planting
plan"
.ertili9ers, a(eliorants, and7or other preplanting treat(ents are applied as
re+uired )y the planting plan
Eeed and pest control (easures are ta'en as re+uired )y the planting plan"
The environ(ental i(plications o$ site preparation are assessed and, i$
necessary, responsi)le action is ta'en )ased on co(pany guidelines and
environ(ental legislations"
C%NTENTS,
Planting layout
Soil pro$iling
.ertili9ers, a(eliorants, and7or other preplanting treat(ents
Eeed and pest control (easures
Environ(ental i(plications o$ site preparation and legislations

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Materials
o Che(icals and $ertili9ers
o A(eliorants and other preplanting treat(ent (aterials
.acilities, tools, and e+uip(ent <sprayer, soil auger, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual de(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 81
LO53 COMPLETE LAND PREPARATION OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
&and preparation is co(pleted according to the planting plan"
Aehicles and e+uip(ent are cleaned and stored to (ini(i9e da(age according to
(anu$acturersB speci$ications, organi9ational procedures and regulations"
All containers, le$tover $luids, waste and de)ris $ro( the cleaning and
(aintenance wor' are disposed o$ sa$ely and appropriately )ased on
organi9ation guidelines and environ(ental legislations"
All re+uired records and docu(entation are co(pleted accurately and pro(ptly
according to organi9ational syste("

C%NTENTS,
&and preparation operations $or a range o$ crops
Cleaning and (aintenance o$ e+uip(ent according to (anu$acturersB
speci$ications, organi9ational procedures and regulations
Proper disposal o$ wastes $ro( cleaning and (aintenance wor'
#ocu(entation and record 'eeping

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Aehicles and e+uip(ent
Cleaning (aterials <rag, )rush, dipper, pail, etc? and supplies <detergent, oil,
grease, $uel, plastic )ags, etc?
Tools and e+uip(ent <wrench, pliers, @ac', screw drivers, etc?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual de(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 82
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , IMPLEMENT A POST=HAR6EST PROGRAM
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--1--
M%#*&E TIT&E , IMPLEMENTING A POST=HAR6EST PROGRAM
M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired $or the process o$ i(ple(enting a postharvest
progra( $or agrono(ic7horticultural crops including grading,
treating, pac'ing and storing harvested produce"
I(ple(enting a postharvest progra( is li'ely to )e carried
out under li(ited supervision $ro( others with chec'ing only
related to overall progress" The wor' re+uires the
application o$ e4tensive agrono(ic7horticultural 'nowledge
and a )road range o$ agrono(ic7horticultural s'ills" The
postharvest progra( usually $ollows esta)lished routines,
(ethods and procedures where so(e discretion and
@udg(ent is re+uired"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 55 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Prepare $or i(ple(entation o$ postharvest operations
&%1" Coordinate postharvest wor'
&%2" I(ple(ent postharvest wor'
&%5" I(ple(ent ha9ardous waste disposal guidelines
&%8" I(ple(ent pac'aging re+uire(ents o$ produce
&%6" I(ple(ent storage re+uire(ents o$ produce
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 85
LO-3 PREPARE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF POST=HAR6EST OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Postharvest operations to )e per$or(ed are identi$ied according to $ar( wor'
procedures, the (ar'eting plan, industry guidelines and con$ir(ed with the
supervisor"
Materials, tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are selected according to $ar( wor'
procedures"
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's are carried out on tools, e+uip(ent and
(achinery according to (anu$acturers speci$ications and $ar( wor' procedures"
%;S ha9ards and ris's are assessed and controlled and suita)le PPE are used
and (aintained in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Types o$ postharvest operations
Types, uses and selection o$ (achinery, tools and e+uip(ent $or postharvest
activities
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's on (achinery, tools and e+uip(ent
%;S ha9ards and ris's and its control
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Tools, (achinery and e+uip(ent $or postharvest operations
o Thresher
o #rier
o Sheller, (ill, grader, weighing scale, etc"
Personal Protective E+uip(ent
Supplies and (aterials <plastic )ags, nets, preservatives, etc"?
Machinery and e+uip(ent operating (anuals
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#iscussion
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Eritten e4a(
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 88
LO43 COORDINATE POST=HAR6EST /OR0
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
.ar( wor' tea( is identi$ied and tas's are coordinated properly in consultation
with the supervisor and $ollowing industry practice and procedure"
Postharvest operations are underta'en according to %;S re+uire(ents and with
due consideration o$ the environ(ental i(plications"
A clean, sa$e and hygienic wor' area is (aintained throughout and on co(pletion
o$ wor' )ased on co(pany sanitation policies and procedures"

C%NTENTS,

Tas' coordination and consultation
Postharvest operations
Environ(ental i(plications o$ postharvest wor'
Maintenance o$ clean, sa$e and hygienic wor' area
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Tools, (achinery and e+uip(ent $or postharvest operations
o Thresher
o #rier
o Sheller, (ill, grader, weighing scale, etc"
Personal Protective E+uip(ent
Supplies and (aterials <plastic )ags, nets, preservatives, etc"?
Machinery and e+uip(ent operating (anuals
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual
#e(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 86
LO13 IMPLEMENT POST=HAR6EST /OR0
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
;arvested produce is graded and la)elled according to the (ar'eting plan and
$ar( wor' procedures"
Produce that does not (eet speci$ications and $ar( standards is identi$ied and
disposed o$ according to $ar( environ(ental procedures"
Postharvest treat(ents are selected according to harvested produce
re+uire(ents, the $ar( integrated pest (anage(ent strategy and the (ar'eting
plan"
Ti(ing, rate, application (ethod, environ(ental re+uire(ents and handling
techni+ues con$or( to the re+uire(ents o$ the harvested produce, $ar( wor'
procedures and industry )est practice"
Postharvest is practiced according to esta)lished $ar( )udget, wor' schedules,
standards and procedures"
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are cleaned and (aintained according to $ar(
wor' procedures"

C%NTENTS,

/rading and la)elling o$ harvested produce
;andling and disposal o$ outo$speci$ication7standard produce
Types and selection o$ postharvest treat(ents
Ti(ing, rate, application (ethod, environ(ental re+uire(ents and handling
techni+ues related to postharvest treat(ents
Postharvest practices
Cleaning and (aintenance o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Tools, (achinery and e+uip(ent <sprayer, grader, la)elling (achine, etc?
Materials and supplies <rags, che(icals, preservatives, wa4, etc?
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual de(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 8C
LO43 IMPLEMENT HA:ARDOUS /ASTE DISPOSAL GUIDELINES
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Easte disposal re+uire(ents o$ the $ar( are reviewed and operational tas's
deter(ined according to environ(ental guidelines"
Collection and disposal o$ waste are (onitored according to environ(ental
procedures"
Conditions li'ely to i(pact on )usiness via)ility are reported pro(ptly to the
supervisor )ased on organi9ational reporting syste("

C%NTENTS,
Types o$ ha9ardous (aterials
/uidelines on proper waste collection and disposal
Easte (onitoring
Easte reporting
Environ(ental legislation

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Personal protective clothing and e+uip(ent
Standard operating procedures on disposal o$ ha9ardous wastes
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual de(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 83
LO53 IMPLEMENT PAC0AGING RE8UIREMENTS OF PRODUCE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Pac'aging re+uire(ents and operations are i(ple(ented in accordance with the
(ar'eting plan, $ar( wor' procedures and industry )est practice"
Pac'aging (aterials are selected )ased on environ(entally sound principles"
Pac'aging processes are recorded according to $ar( wor' procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Pac'aging re+uire(ents $or agrono(ic crops
Types o$ pac'aging (aterials, including environ(ent$riendly (aterials
#ocu(entation and record 'eeping o$ pac'aging processes

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Pac'aging (aterials and supplies
o Plastic sac's
o Red (esh sac's
o Crates, )o4es, cartons, etc"
Eeighing scales
Sealing (achines
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
Actual de(onstration
-uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 8D
LO<3 IMPLEMENT STORAGE RE8UIREMENTS OF PRODUCE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Storage re+uire(ents and operational tas's are i(ple(ented as speci$ied in the
(ar'eting plan and $ar( wor' procedures"
Storage and handling o$ produce con$or( to the re+uire(ents o$ the harvested
produce, the (ar'eting plan and industry )est practice"
Storage processes and $acilities are (onitored and re(edial action ta'en when
necessary )ased on warehousing practices and procedures"
Storage processes and conditions are recorded according to $ar( wor'
procedures"

C%NTENTS,

Types o$ storage $acility
Storage principles and practicesI /ood Earehouse 'eeping
Storage re+uire(ents $or agrono(ic crops
;andling o$ agrono(ic crops
Storage processes and $acilities, including (onitoring activities
#ocu(entation and recording o$ storage processes and conditions

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Storage and handling $acility
o Earehouse
o .or'li$t
o Conveyor, etc"?
Tools and e+uip(ent
o Eeighing scales
o Moisture (eter
o Pallet, $ire e4tinguisher, etc?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#e(onstration with +uestioning
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 6:
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--1-4
M%#*&E TIT&E , IMPLEMENTING A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge, and
attitudes re+uired to i(ple(ent a plant nutrition
progra( in horticultural or agricultural industry" I(ple(enting
a plant nutrition progra( is li'ely to )e under li(ited
supervision $ro( others, with chec'ing only related to overall
progress" The wor' is usually done within a progra(,
routines, (ethods and procedures where so(e discretion
and @udg(ent is re+uired in the selection o$ e+uip(ent and
(aterials, organi9ation o$ wor', services, actions, and the
achieve(ent o$ outco(es within ti(e and )udgetary
constraints"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 55 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Prepare $or i(ple(entation o$ the plant nutrition progra(
&%1" Monitor soil p;
&%2" #eter(ine nutritional pro)le(s in plants
&%5" Prepare to use $ertili9ers
&%8" Prepare application e+uip(ent
&%6" Apply speci$ic products at appropriate rates
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 6!
LO-3 PREPARE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
/oals and target site $or i(ple(entation o$ the plant nutrition progra( including
soils, plant species and varieties are identi$ied according to $ar( wor'
procedures"
Soil co(position7nutrients o$ the area and ad@acent lands are analysed $ollowing
the soil sa(pling procedures"
Materials $or soil and plant treat(ents are identi$ied as to proper use and storage
per (anu$acturersB speci$ications"
Services are located )ased on site plans and in consultation with the supervisor"
%;S ha9ards and ris's are assessed and controlled in accordance with %;S
re+uire(ents and procedures"
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent <PPE? is selected, used and (aintained
according to @o)7%;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
C%NTENTS,
Types o$ plant species and varieties
Soil analysis
Soil and plant treat(ents
%;S ha9ards, ris's, and its control
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping
.ar( production plan
Eor'place production data and records
Soil test 'it and PPE

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
.ield visit
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 61
LO43 MONITOR SOIL PH
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Soil p; in the i(ple(entation site is (onitored in relation to plant nutrition
re+uire(ent and according to $ar( wor' procedures"
Products use$ul in changing soil p; are identi$ied, selected and sourced
according to $ar( wor' procedures"
Product application (ethods are assessed according to product type, soil type,
$ar( wor' procedures, and in due consideration o$ the environ(ental
i(plications"

C%NTENTS,
Soil sa(pling techni+ues
Soil p; (onitoring and plant growth
.actors a$$ecting soil p;
Products use$ul in changing soil p;, including application (ethods

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping
.ar( production plan
Eor'place production data and records
Soil auger
Soil p; 'it
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 62
LO13 DETERMINE NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS IN PLANTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Co((on nutrient de$iciency and to4icity pro)le(s in plants are identi$ied using
visual inspection in accordance with crop production (anuals"
Causes o$ nutritional or to4icity pro)le(s is deter(ined as prescri)ed in crop
production (anuals, the supervisor and7or nutritional specialist e4pertise, and in
accordance with soil analysis"
Soil a(eliorants to i(prove soil $ertility are identi$ied, co(pared, selected and
sourced according to $ar( wor' procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Co((on nutrient de$iciency and to4icity pro)le(s in plants
Causes o$ nutritional or to4icity pro)le(s
Types and selection o$ soil a(eliorants and its application

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping or horticulture
Crop production (anual
Eor'place production data and records
Soil a(eliorants
Soil test 'it

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation

ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 65
LO43 PREPARE TO USE FERTILI:ERS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
The $ertili9er to )e used is selected according to soil nutrient re+uire(ents, $ar(
wor' procedures, in consultation with the supervisor and7or nutritional specialist
and in due consideration o$ the environ(ental i(plications"
.ertili9er application (ethods are assessed according to $ertili9er type, soil type,
$ar( wor' procedures, and in due consideration o$ the environ(ental
i(plications"
.ertili9ers are applied according to the plant growing cycle and the $ar( $ertili9er
calendar"
.ertili9ers are properly handled and stored, ensuring (ini(al detri(ental
environ(ental i(pact according to $ar( wor' procedures"

C%NTENTS,

Types and uses o$ various $ertili9ers
Methods o$ $ertili9er application
Soil types
Plant growing cycle
.ar( $ertili9er calendar
;andling and storage o$ $ertili9ers
Environ(ental i(plications o$ $ertili9er application

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping
.ar( wor' procedures
.ertili9ers <urea, co(plete, a((ophos, a((osul, etc?
Sprayers and storage $acility
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 68
LO53 PREPARE APPLICATION E8UIPMENT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are selected and preoperational and sa$ety
chec's are carried out according to (anu$acturersB speci$ications and $ar( wor'
procedures"
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are cali)rated and ad@usted according to
(anu$acturerBs guidelines and $ar( wor' procedures"
C%NTENTS,
Types and uses o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery $or $ertili9er application
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's on tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Cali)ration and ad@ust(ent o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery <spatula, sprayer, etc?
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 66
LO<3 APPL5 SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AT APPROPRIATE RATES
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Speci$ic products are selected )ased on suita)ility to (eet plant needs according
to $ar( wor' procedures"
Product application rates are calculated to opti(ise plant )ene$it and (ini(i9e
environ(ental i(pact according to (anu$acturersB speci$ications and $ar( wor'
procedures"
Speci$ic products are applied at the correct rate, ti(ing and (ethod according to
the product type and analysis, (anu$acturers speci$ications, $ar( wor'
procedures, and in due consideration o$ the environ(ental i(plications"
Product applications are recorded according to $ar( wor' procedures"
Target plant response to the plant nutrition progra(, as well as any nontarget
e$$ects such as environ(ental i(pact or pest responses are (onitored,
docu(ented and reported to the supervisor according to $ar( wor' procedures"
C%NTENTS,
Selection o$ $ertili9ers )ased on soil analysis and plant needs
Calculation o$ $ertili9er application rates
Proper $ertili9er application, including rate, ti(ing and (ethod
Record 'eeping o$ product application activities
Monitoring, recording and reporting o$ target plant response to nutrition
progra(
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial agrono(ic cropping
.ertili9ers <urea, co(plete, a((ophos, a((osul, potash, etc"?
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery <sprayers, spatula, etc"?
Technical (anuals on $ertili9er application
PPE

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 6C
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , CONTROL /EEDS
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--1-1
M%#*&E TIT&E , CONTROLLING /EEDS

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired to control weeds, ta'ing into consideration
integrated pest (anage(ent options" I(ple(entation is
li'ely to )e under li(ited supervision $ro( others with
chec'ing only related to overall progress" Responsi)ility $or
and li(ited organi9ation o$ the wor' o$ others (ay )e
involved" I(ple(entation re+uires the application o$
'nowledge in areas such as weed recognition, )iology and
control, and the li$ecycles o$ weed predators and hosts"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 55 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Assess weed in$estation
&%1" Plan the i(ple(entation o$ control (easures
&%2" I(ple(ent control (easures
&%5" Monitor control (ethods
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 63
LO-3 ASSESS /EED INFESTATION
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Scope, density and si9e o$ the in$estation are assessed )ased on $ar( wor'
procedures"
Eeeds and )ene$icial organis(s are identi$ied and reported or recorded in $ield
notes in accordance with crop production (anuals"
&evels o$ weed in$estations tolerated )y the client, (ar'et or environ(ent are
identi$ied in accordance with the integrated pest (anage(ent <IPM? strategy"
In$estation levels, a)ove which plant health or growth o)@ectives are
co(pro(ised, are identi$ied in accordance with crop production (anuals"
Pro$essional advice is o)tained as re+uired according to enterprise guidelines"

C%NTENTS,
Types o$ weeds and Bene$icial organis(s
Econo(ic, aesthetic or environ(ental thresholds $or a range o$ weeds
IPM principles

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ weeds
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials $or controlling weeds <her)icides, sprayers,
weeder, gardening i(ple(ents, etc"?
Enterprise procedures, wor' plans relevant to weed control
IPM (anual
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 6D
LO43 PLAN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROL MEASURES
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Control (easures suita)le $or the in$estation are selected in accordance with the
IPM strategy"
Tools, e+uip(ent and i(ple(ents are selected $or each wor' activity according to
enterprise wor' procedures"
%;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed, controls i(ple(ented and reported
to the supervisor in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
Suita)le sa$ety e+uip(ent and personal protective e+uip(ent <PPE? are selected,
used, (aintained and stored in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and
procedures"
Control (easures are selected in $ull consideration o$ environ(ental i(plications
)ased on environ(ental policies and procedures"

C%NTENTS,

Che(ical, )iological and cultural control (ethods and treat(ents $or weeds
IPM principles
Range and use o$ tools, e+uip(ent and i(ple(ents $or weed control
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
%;S issues and environ(ental legislative re+uire(ents

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ weeds
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials <her)icides, sprayers, weeder, gardening
i(ple(ents, etc"?
Enterprise procedures, wor' plans relevant to weed control
PPE

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C:
LO13 IMPLEMENT CONTROL MEASURES
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Enterprise wor' tea(, contractors and IPM product suppliers are coordinated in a
se+uential, ti(ely and e$$ective (anner in consultation with the supervisor and
$ollowing $ar( wor' procedures"
Control (easures are i(ple(ented according to the IPM principles <e"g" water
(anage(ent $or rice? and %;S re+uire(ents"
A clean and sa$e wor' area is (aintained throughout and on co(pletion o$ each
wor' activity according to %;S re+uire(ents"
&and is prepared to ensure weed eli(ination in accordance with $ar( wor'
procedures"
Records are (aintained as re+uired )y legislation and enterprise guidelines"

C%NTENTS,

Eor' coordination and consultation
I(ple(entation o$ control (easures and IPM activities
%;S re+uire(ents

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ weeds
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials <her)icides, sprayers, weeder, gardening
i(ple(ents, etc"?
Enterprise procedures, wor' plans relevant to weed control
IPM (anual
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C!
LO43 MONITOR CONTROL METHODS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Control (ethods are (onitored to identi$y side e$$ects to other plants, ani(als or
e4ternal environ(ent in accordance with $ar( wor' procedures"
E$$ectiveness o$ control (ethods are assessed in re$erence to speci$ied industry
and enterprise standards"
Ad@ust(ents to IPM control (ethods are i(ple(ented where necessary to (eet
enterprise speci$ications"

C%NTENTS,
Range o$ site (onitoring and analysis techni+ues that (ay )e used to i(ple(ent
an IPM progra(
Possi)le side e$$ects o$ control (ethods to plants, ani(als or e4ternal
environ(ent
Possi)le ad@ust(ents7corrective actions related to IPM controls

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ weeds
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials <her)icides, sprayers, weeder, gardening
i(ple(ents, etc"?
Enterprise procedures, wor' plans relevant to weed control
IPM (anual
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C1
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , PREPARE AND APPL5 CHEMICALS
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--1-4
M%#*&E TIT&E , PREPARING AND APPL5ING CHEMICALS

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge, and attitudes
re+uired to prepare and apply che(icals $or the control o$
weeds, pests and diseases" It re+uires 'nowledge o$ the
che(icals related to the wor'place, the ha9ards and ris's
involved in their use, and the speci$ic sa$ety procedures
prescri)ed $or wor'ing unsupervised within organi9ational
guidelines" It re+uires the a)ility to handle and apply
che(icals ensuring (ini(u( ris' to sel$, others and
environ(ent and accurately record their use"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 55 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" #eter(ine the need $or che(ical use
&%1" Prepare appropriate che(ical
&%2" Prepare to use che(icals according to the la)el and MS#S
&%5" Apply che(icals
&%8" Clean up $ollowing che(ical application
&%6" Record application details
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C2
LO-3 DETERMINE THE NEED FOR CHEMICAL USE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Nature and level o$ the pest, weed in$estation or disease is identi$ied )ased on
crop (anuals and $ar( wor' procedures"
Need $or action is assessed in accordance with $ar( wor' procedures"
Assess the re+uire(ent $or che(ical use as an option within an integrated pest
(anage(ent strategy )ased on $ar( wor' procedures"
;a9ard and ris' analysis o$ di$$erent che(ical options is underta'en in
accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and environ(ental policies and procedures"
Re+uire(ent $or che(ical application including coverage )y appropriate
insurance is identi$ied and con$ir(ed according to enterprise guidelines and
che(ical application regulations"
C%NTENTS,
Types o$ weeds and insects and its e$$ects on crops
Co((on plant diseases and their sy(pto(s
Econo(ic, aesthetic or environ(ental thresholds $or a range o$ pests and
diseases
IPM principles
Che(ical $ree options $or pest control
%;S issues, legislative re+uire(ents and Codes o$ Practice relevant to che(ical
use and ha9ardous waste su)stances
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ pests and diseases
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use
Environ(ental policies and procedures
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C5
LO43 PREPARE APPROPRIATE CHEMICAL
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Che(ical la)el and Material Sa$ety #ata Sheets <MS#S? are read and
understood in accordance with (anu$acturersB speci$ications"
&a)els are chec'ed to ensure che(icals (eet user re+uire(ents and
speci$ications in accordance with $ar( wor' procedures and codes o$ practice"
Che(icals are prepared $or the intended purpose to suit the organi9ationBs
che(ical use strategy )ased on (anu$acturersB speci$ications and $ar( wor'
procedures"
&egislation and regulations concerning che(ical use are identi$ied and $ollowed
in accordance with (anu$acturersB speci$ications and govern(ent regulating
)odies"
%ccupational ;ealth and Sa$ety <%;S? ha9ards and ris's and ris' control
re+uire(ents associated with use o$ the che(ical are identi$ied in accordance
with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Principles and practices in che(ical use
*nderstanding che(ical la)els and (aterial sa$ety data sheets
%;S issues, legislative re+uire(ents and Codes o$ Practice relevant to che(ical
use and ha9ardous waste su)stances

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ pests and diseases
Eor'place e+uip(ent and storage $acilities $or che(ical (i4ing and application
<sprayer, spatula, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use
Che(ical la)els and MS#S
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C8
LO13 PREPARE TO USE CHEMICALS ACCORDING TO THE LABEL AND MSDS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Personal protective e+uip(ent is selected and chec'ed $or use according to the
product la)el and MS#S"
Re+uire(ents $or the selection, preparation and ad@ust(ent o$ application
e+uip(ent and tools $or the appropriate che(icals are $ollowed )ased on
(anu$acturersB speci$ications"
Re+uire(ents $or pre and postoperative chec's on e+uip(ent are $ollowed
)ased on (anu$acturersB speci$ications"
#a(age, wear or (al$unctions o$ any e+uip(ent is identi$ied and reported or
repaired in accordance with organi9ational reporting syste("
Mi4ing rates are de$ined and calculated as per (anu$acturersB speci$ications"
#irections, standards and legislative re+uire(ents $or (i4ing che(icals are
$ollowed )ased on (anu$acturersB speci$ications, %;S re+uire(ents, and
govern(ent regulations"
C%NTENTS,
Che(ical use according to product la)el and MS#S
Che(ical co(pati)ility
Calculation o$ (i4ing rates
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
Pre and postoperative chec's on e+uip(ent and tools
Cali)ration and ad@ust(ent o$ e+uip(ent and tools
%;S issues, legislative re+uire(ents and Codes o$ Practice relevant to che(ical
use and ha9ardous su)stances

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ pests and diseases
Eor'place e+uip(ent and storage $acilities $or che(ical (i4ing and application
<sprayers, pail, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use
Che(icals and other supplies and (aterials <insecticides, her)icides, $ungicides,
etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C6
LO43 APPL5 CHEMICALS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Meteorological conditions and $orecasts are assessed prior to and during
application per enterprise guidelines and )ased on PA/ASA weather )ulletins"
;a9ards o$ particular che(icals are identi$ied in accordance to (anu$acturersB
speci$ications and %;S procedures"
Ris's to others and the environ(ent are assessed and controlled in accordance
with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures and environ(ental regulations"
Application e+uip(ent cali)ration procedures are $ollowed according to
(anu$acturersB operating (anual"
Procedures and precautions $or the use o$ the che(icals are interpreted $ro(
la)els and accreditation re+uire(ents )ased on enterprise guidelines"
Re+uire(ents $or che(ical handling and application are deter(ined according to
directions, standards and legislative re+uire(ents"
Che(icals are applied sa$ely and e$$ectively according to directions and %;S
procedures"
Che(ical spills or accident procedures are $ollowed in accordance with %;S
procedures"
.irst aid e+uip(ent is (ade availa)le on site $ollowing %;S procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Meteorological conditions in relation to che(ical use
Cali)ration and ad@ust(ent o$ e+uip(ent and tools
Modes o$ che(ical a)sorption and paths o$ entry, including ris's to applicators
and the pu)lic
&icensing re+uire(ents and relevant govern(ent authorities
Environ(ental e$$ects o$ che(icals
#ri$t (anage(ent
;a9ard identi$ication, assess(ent, control and e(ergency response
%;S issues, legislative re+uire(ents and Codes o$ Practice relevant to che(ical
use and ha9ardous su)stances
.irst aid practices and procedures

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with a range o$ pests and diseases
Eor'place e+uip(ent and storage $acilities $or che(ical (i4ing and application
<sprayers, pail, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use
E+uip(ent operating (anual
Che(icals and other supplies and (aterials <insecticides, her)icides, $ungicides,
etc"?
.irst aid e+uip(ent7'it
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III CC
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III C3
LO53 CLEAN UP FOLLO/ING CHEMICAL APPLICATION
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Tools or e+uip(ent re+uired to clean up che(icals are selected and cleaning
re+uire(ents are $ollowed )ased on $ar( wor' procedures and organi9ational
directions and standards"
Re+uire(ents $or disposing o$ unused che(icals, e(pty containers or spilled
(aterial are de$ined $ro( directions and standards in accordance with %;S
procedures and environ(ental legislation"
Procedures $or reporting che(ical spills are $ollowed according to organi9ational
reporting syste("
C%NTENTS,
Cleaning o$ site and tools and e+uip(ent used in che(ical application
Proper disposal o$ unused che(icals, containers and spilled (aterials
Proper storage o$ che(icals
Procedures $or reporting che(ical spills
Environ(ental legislation

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Eor'place tools, e+uip(ent and storage $acilities <sprayer, pail, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use
Cleaning tools, e+uip(ent supplies and (aterials <)rush, detergent, rag, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III CD
LO<3 RECORD APPLICATION DETAILS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Application o$ che(icals is recorded according to organi9ation procedures, la)el
directions and legislation"
#etails o$ the speci$ic che(ical concerned are recorded correctly in the che(ical
inventory according to regulations"
Inventory o$ personal protective e+uip(ent and application e+uip(ent is recorded
)ased on organi9ational reporting syste("
Procedures and re+uire(ents $or reporting application details to senior
(anage(ent or client are $ollowed )ased on organi9ational reporting syste("
Records o$ in@ury or poisoning associated with application o$ che(ical are (ade
and provided to the appropriate person )ased on organi9ational reporting syste("

C%NTENTS,
Record 'eeping related to che(ical use according to organi9ation procedures,
la)el directions and legislation
Procedures and re+uire(ents $or reporting application details to (anage(ent
Inventory ta'ing o$ PPE and application e+uip(ent
Record 'eeping o$ in@ury and poisoning associated with che(ical use

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place
Enterprise procedures relating to che(ical use, including record 'eeping and
inventory
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation and interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 3:
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , ESTABLISH AGRONOMIC CROPS
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--140
M%#*&E TIT&E , ESTABLISHING AGRONOMIC CROPS

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge, and attitudes
re+uired $or esta)lishing agrono(ic crops" It includes
preparing (achinery and e+uip(ent, ploughing7cultivating,
seeding, applying any preplanting treat(ents, (aintaining
(achinery and e+uip(ent, relevant record 'eeping, and it
re+uires the application o$ s'ills and 'nowledge to use
speciali9ed e+uip(ent to carry out seeding and $ertili9er
operations appropriate to soil and weather conditions"
E+uip(ent and (achinery (ay )e ani(alpowered" In
addition, it re+uires an awareness o$ licensing re+uire(ents,
sa$e wor'place and positive environ(ental practices
associated with seeding operations including sustaina)le
land (anage(ent"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 81 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Prepare (achinery and e+uip(ent $or use
&%1" Prepare $or agrono(ic crop esta)lish(ent
&%2" Sow the crop
&%5" Co(plete seeding operations
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 3!
LO-3 PREPARE MACHINER5 AND E8UIPMENT FOR USE
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Machinery and e+uip(ent is selected and con$ir(ed against the wor' plan and
prepared according to (anu$acturerBs speci$ications"
E+uip(ent is securely attached and cali)rated $or operation in accordance with
(anu$acturerBs speci$ications and operating (anual"
E4isting and potential %;S ha9ards in the wor'place are identi$ied, ris's
assessed and controlled in line with $ar( re+uire(ents and %;S procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Selection and use o$ (achinery and e+uip(ent
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's $or seeding (achinery and e+uip(ent
%perating principles and operating (ethods $or (achinery and e+uip(ent
Relevant provincial7(unicipal legislation, regulations and codes o$ practice with
regard to licensing re+uire(ents and the use and control o$ (achinery and
e+uip(ent
%;S ha9ards and ris's and its control

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place where agrono(ic crops are to )e esta)lished
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop esta)lish(ent
.ar( procedures relating to crop esta)lish(ent
Machinery and e+uip(ent <tractor, wor' ani(al, seeder, planter, digging tools,
light hoe, )olo, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 31
LO43 PREPARE FOR AGRONOMIC CROP ESTABLISHMENT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Soil and weather conditions are (onitored $or opti(al seeding conditions
according to $ar( wor' procedures"
Soil conservation and sustaina)le land (anage(ent practices are recogni9ed
and con$ir(ed in accordance with $ar( re+uire(ents and environ(ental
concerns"
Seeding, $ertili9er, and pest and weed control re+uire(ents are con$ir(ed against
the wor' plan and prepared to (anu$acturersB speci$ications using sa$e handling
procedures"
Contingency plans are prepared $or unusual seasonal conditions and
pest7disease out)rea's according to $ar( wor' procedures"

C%NTENTS,
Sustaina)le land (anage(ent and soil conservation techni+ues7&and
preparation
Crop types, preparation o$ seeds, seeding (ethods and application techni+ues
.ertili9er types, rates o$ application and crop nutrient re+uire(ents7Integrated
nutrient (anage(ent
Types o$ che(ical pesticides and alternative pest control (ethods <non
che(ical?7Integrated Pest Manage(ent
Calculation o$ pesticide re+uire(ents and application rates
E$$ects o$ weather conditions on seeding and $ertili9er application
Contingency planning
Relevant provincial7(unicipal legislation, regulations and codes o$ practice with
regard to wor'place %;S and the use and control o$ ha9ardous su)stances

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place where agrono(ic crops are to )e esta)lished
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop esta)lish(ent
.ar( procedures relating to crop esta)lish(ent
&egislation, regulations, and codes o$ practice on %;S and ha9ardous
su)stances

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 32
LO13 SO/ THE CROP
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Suita)le personal protective clothing and e+uip(ent is selected, used and
(aintained in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents"
Seeding and $ertili9er applications are carried out in accordance with the
seeding7application rate and the wor' plan"
Pest and weed control treat(ent is coordinated with seeding and $ertili9er
applications according to the wor' plan"
Environ(ental i(plications associated with sowing operations are identi$ied,
assessed and controlled in line with $ar( re+uire(ents and environ(ental
regulations"

C%NTENTS,
Seeding (ethods and application techni+ues
Types o$ $ertili9ers and (ethods o$ application
Pest and weed control treat(ents
Environ(ental i(plications o$ seeding operations and $ertili9er application
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ personal protective e+uip(ent

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place where agrono(ic crops are to )e esta)lished
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop esta)lish(ent
.ar( procedures on crop esta)lish(ent
Materials and supplies <seeds, planting (aterials, $ertili9ers, che(icals, etc"?
Tools, (achinery, and e+uip(ent <tractor, seeder, planter, digging tools, light hoe,
)olo, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 35
LO43 COMPLETE SEEDING OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Seeding, (achinery and e+uip(ent operation records are (aintained in
accordance with $ar( re+uire(ents"
Machinery and e+uip(ent da(age, (al$unctions or irregular per$or(ance are
reported in line with $ar( re+uire(ents and operating (anual"
Machinery and e+uip(ent is cleaned, secured and stored in line with
(anu$acturersB speci$ications and $ar( re+uire(ents"

C%NTENTS,

Record 'eeping related to seeding, (achinery and e+uip(ent operation
Servicing and (aintenance procedures $or seeding (achinery and e+uip(ent
Reporting o$ (achinery da(age, $aults or (al$unctions
Procedures $or cleaning, securing and storing (achinery, e+uip(ent and
(aterials

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place where agrono(ic crops are to )e esta)lished
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop esta)lish(ent
.ar( procedures relating to crop esta)lish(ent
Seeding (achinery and e+uip(ent <tractor, seeder, planter, digging tools, light
hoe, )olo, etc"?
Machinery and e+uip(ent operating (anuals

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 38
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , UNDERTA0E AGRONOMIC CROP MAINTENANCE
ACTI6ITIES
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--14-
M%#*&E TIT&E , UNDERTA0ING AGRONOMIC CROP MAINTENANCE
ACTI6ITIES

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This unit covers the s'ills, 'nowledge, and attitudes re+uired
$or (aintaining agrono(ic crops" It involves the process o$
assessing crop condition to identi$y a)nor(alities caused )y
pests, weeds, soil nutrient de$iciencies and soil conditions,
applying pests, disease and plant disorders and weed control
(easures to (a4i(i9e crop production and providing crop
$ertili9er re+uire(ents"
Monitoring agrono(ic crops is li'ely to )e carried out under
li(ited supervision $ro( others with chec'ing only related to
overall progress" It is usually done within esta)lished
routines, (ethods and procedures where so(e discretion
and @udg(ent is re+uired in the selection o$ e+uip(ent and
(aterials, organi9ation o$ wor', services, actions and the
achieve(ent o$ outco(es within ti(e and )udgetary
constraints"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 5: hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Assess agrono(ic crop condition, growth and re+uire(ent
&%1" Apply $ertili9er and a(end(ents
&%2" Monitor crop condition, growth, and re+uire(ent
&%5" Co(plete cleaning and hygiene operations
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 36
LO-3 ASSESS AGRONOMIC CROP CONDITION; GRO/TH AND RE8UIREMENTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Crop is (onitored, needs assessed, and condition recorded according to $ar(
wor' procedures"
Pest and disease control (easures are selected )ased on species type and
in$estation level according to $ar( wor' procedures and (anu$acturersB
reco((endation"
Soil (oisture is regularly (easured in identi$ied sites in accordance with survey
advice, $ar( wor' procedures, and crop water re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,
Types o$ crop (aintenance activities
/rowth stages $or a
range o$ crops
Principles and (ethods
used to achieve crop (aintenance goals
E$$ects on plant growth,
ha)it and production levels o$ crop (aintenance activities
Site and operational re+uire(ents o$ crop (aintenance progra(
.ar( +uality procedures
and crop characteristics relative to varying (ar'et re+uire(ents
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial plants o$ agrono(ic crops
-uality speci$ications
Production plan and schedule
.ar( procedures relating to crop (aintenance
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 3C
LO43 APPL5 FERTILI:ER AND AMENDMENTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are selected, preoperational and sa$ety chec's
are carried out, and are cali)rated and ad@usted according to (anu$acturersB
speci$ications and $ar( wor' procedures"
.ertili9er, a(end(ents, and water are applied )ased on crop growth stages in
accordance with $ar( wor' procedures and organi9ation re+uire(ents"
%;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed, and suita)le controls i(ple(ented in
accordance with (anu$acturersB speci$ications and %;S procedures"
Ris's to others and the environ(ent are assessed and controlled in accordance
with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures and environ(ental regulations"
Suita)le personal protective clothing and e+uip(ent is selected, used and
(aintained in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,
Types and uses o$ crop (aintenance tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Reading and understanding (anu$acturerBs speci$ications
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's according to (anu$acturerBs speci$ications and
$ar( wor' procedures
Cali)ration and ad@ust(ent according to (anu$acturerBs speci$ications and $ar(
wor' procedures
Proper $ertili9er, a(end(ent, and water application procedures
PPE and %;S re+uire(ents
Environ(ental regulations

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial plants o$ agrono(ic crops
-uality speci$ications
Production plan and schedule
.ar( procedures relating to che(ical application
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery <sprayers, pail, irrigation syste(, etc"?
.ar( Che(icals <$ertili9ers, a(eliorants, growth enhancer, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 33
LO13 MONITOR CROP CONDITION; GRO/TH AND RE8UIREMENTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Crop (aturity and health is (onitored and $urther che(ical application
underta'en where necessary in accordance with $ar( wor' procedures"
;arvest ti(e is deter(ined according to the cropping calendar"

C%NTENTS,
Tas' coordination o$ (aintenance activities
Monitoring syste( o$ (aintenance activities and $eed)ac' provision
Cropping calendar
;ygiene re+uire(ents $or agrono(ic crops

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial plants o$ agrono(ic crops
-uality speci$ications
Production plan and schedule
.ar( procedures relating to crop (aintenance (onitoring
.ar( che(icals <$ertili9ers, a(eliorants, growth enhancers, insecticides,
her)icides, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III 3D
LO43 COMPLETE CLEANING AND H5GIENE OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery are cleaned, (aintained and stored according to
(anu$acturersB speci$ications, and organi9ational procedures and regulations"
Easte (aterials $ro( (aintenance are re(oved $ro( the site in an
environ(entally aware and sa$e (anner according to $ar( wor' procedures and
environ(ental regulations"
Eor' outco(es are recorded or reported to the supervisor according to
organi9ational procedures"

C%NTENTS,

Proper waste collection and disposal
Cleaning, (aintenance and storage o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Recording and reporting o$ crop (aintenance activities

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with co((ercial plants o$ agrono(ic crops
.ar( procedures relating to (aintenance o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
Tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery <sprayers, pail, irrigation syste(, etc"?
Environ(ental regulations
Cleaning supplies and (aterials <)rush, rags, detergent, etc"?

MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation

ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D:
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , UNDERTA0E AGRONOMIC CROP HAR6ESTING
ACTI6ITIES
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--144
M%#*&E TIT&E , UNDERTA0ING AGRONOMIC CROP HAR6ESTING
ACTI6ITIES

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired $or the process o$ harvesting agrono(ic crops" It
includes preparing (achinery and e+uip(ent, supplies and
(aterials needed, harvesting, cleaning and (aintaining
(achinery and e+uip(ent and co(pleting wor'place
records" ;arvesting (ay also )e carried out using (anual or
ani(alpowered tools and e+uip(ent"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 26 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Prepare to harvest agrono(ic crops
&%1" Prepare the harvesting e+uip(ent
&%2" ;arvest crops
&%5" Co(plete harvesting operations
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D!
LO-3 PREPARE TO HAR6EST AGRONOMIC CROPS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Re+uire(ents $or the wor' to )e underta'en, (ethod and order o$ harvesting is
interpreted in accordance with the harvest strategy and con$ir(ed with the
supervisor"
%;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed and suita)le controls are
i(ple(ented in accordance with %;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent is selected, used and (aintained
according to @o)7%;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
The environ(ental i(plications o$ harvesting the crop are identi$ied, li'ely
outco(es assessed and, i$ necessary, responsi)le action is ta'en )ased on $ar(
wor' procedures and environ(ental regulations"
Eindrowing7swathing or appropriate harvest (ethod is co(pleted according to
the standard re+uired )y the harvest strategy"
Crop is sa(pled $or (oisture content7(aturity in con$or(ance to the classi$ication
standards"
The hygiene standards $or the crop and the site are identi$ied according to the
harvest strategy and7or the crop storage plan"
C%NTENTS,
Maturity para(eters $or a range o$ crops
.ar( +uality procedures and crop characteristics relative to varying (ar'et
re+uire(ents
Moisture and hygiene re+uire(ents $or the crop and e+uip(ent
Environ(ental $actors a$$ecting crop harvesting activities
Selection and use o$ harvesting tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
&icensing re+uire(ents $or use o$ (achinery and e+uip(ent
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
%;S ha9ards and ris's and controls

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with agrono(ic crops co(ing into harvest ti(e
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop harvesting
.ar( procedures relating to crop harvesting
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D1
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D2
LO43 PREPARE THE HAR6ESTING E8UIPMENT
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
;arvesting (achinery and other e+uip(ent are cleaned o$ pests and other
conta(inants to (aintain crop and site hygiene standards, as re+uired )y the
harvest strategy and (anu$acturersB speci$ications"
All (achinery and e+uip(ent are serviced, assessed $or relia)ility, ad@usted $or
harvesting conditions and appropriate parts are replaced to ensure relia)ility
during the harvest in accordance with (anu$acturersB speci$ications and operating
(anuals"
All containers, le$tover $luids, waste and de)ris $ro( the (aintenance and
servicing wor' are disposed o$ sa$ely and appropriately in con$or(ance to
environ(ental regulations"
All (aintenance and servicing is docu(ented according to the re+uire(ents o$
the organi9ationBs record 'eeping syste("
C%NTENTS,

Machinery operating principles and (ethods
/eneral (achine (aintenance procedures
Preoperational and sa$ety chec's on tools, e+uip(ent and (achinery
%perational procedures and standards $or harvesting and ancillary e+uip(ent
Potential ha9ards associated with the operation o$ )asic tools and e+uip(ent
Environ(ental regulations and procedures

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with agrono(ic crops co(ing into harvest ti(e
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to crop harvesting
.ar( procedures relating to crop harvesting
Machinery operating (anuals
Machinery and e+uip(ent <harvester, co()ine, reaper, sic'le, etc"?
Supplies and (aterials <$uel, oil, lu)ricants, grease, rag, )rush, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
#e(onstration
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D5
LO13 HAR6EST CROPS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
;arvesting is done and co(pleted $ollowing the harvest strategy"
The environ(ental i(plications and %;S ha9ards are identi$ied, ris's assessed
and suita)le controls are i(ple(ented in accordance with environ(ental
regulations and %;S procedures"
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent is selected, used and (aintained
according to @o)7%;S re+uire(ents and procedures"
;arvesting (achinery and ancillary e+uip(ent is operated in a sa$e (anner and
at speeds to suit crop conditions according to (anu$acturersB speci$ications and
operating (anuals"
The +uality o$ the crop is (a4i(i9ed )y (aintaining the hygiene o$ all sur$aces
that co(e into contact with the crop and )y continually chec'ing and, where
necessary, ad@usting the harvester and ancillary e+uip(ent, including their height
and other settings according to organi9ational guidelines and (anu$acturersB
speci$ications"

C%NTENTS,
Types o$ harvesting (achinery, harvesting principles and techni+ues
Sa$e and e$$icient harvesting while (aintaining the highest degree o$ hygiene and
+uality possi)le
Sa$e operation o$ harvesting (achinery and ancillary e+uip(ent at speeds to suit
crop conditions
Chec'ing and ad@usting harvester and ancillary e+uip(ent including its height
and other settings
.actors a$$ecting +uality o$ harvest
Pests and signs o$ pest in$estation in the crop
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with agrono(ic crops co(ing into harvest ti(e
;arvesting (achinery and e+uip(ent including operating (anuals <harvester,
co()ine, reaper, sic'le, etc"?
Crop production (anuals
Supplies and (aterials <sac's, )as'ets, plastic twine, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D8
LO43 COMPLETE HAR6ESTING OPERATIONS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
E+uip(ent is cleaned in accordance with (anu$acturersB speci$ications,
organi9ational procedures and regulations"
Attach(ents and other ancillary e+uip(ent are cleaned and stored to (ini(i9e
da(age and to (a4i(i9e hygiene according to (anu$acturersB speci$ications,
organi9ational procedures and regulations"
Insecticides are applied as re+uired )y organi9ational procedures and the harvest
strategy"
;arvested produce is handled, transported and stored according to
organi9ational guidelines"
All containers, le$tover $luids, waste and de)ris $ro( the (aintenance and
servicing wor' are disposed o$ sa$ely and appropriately in con$or(ance to
environ(ental regulations and %;S procedures"
All re+uired records and docu(entation are co(pleted accurately and pro(ptly in
accordance with organi9ational re+uire(ents"

C%NTENTS,
Selection, use and (aintenance o$ PPE
Postharvest handling and pac'aging including transport procedures $or
harvested produce
/rading characteristics $or a range o$ crops
Storage re+uire(ents $or a range o$ crops
Crop +uality (onitoring procedures and para(eters
Postoperational chec's on tools, harvester and e+uip(ent
Recording and reporting procedures
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
The $ollowing resources (ust )e provided,
Eor'place with agrono(ic crops that re+uire harvesting
;andling, transport, and storage $acilities <$or'li$t, pallet, plat$or( scale, (oisture
(eter, conveyor, wooden plan's, etc"?
Tools and e+uip(ent <pliers, wrench, screw driver, Phillips screw, etc"?
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D6
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III DC
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , SA6E; PREPARE AND STORE AGRICULTURAL SEED
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--141
M%#*&E TIT&E , SA6ING; PREPARING AND STORING AGRICULTURAL
SEED

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitude
re+uired $or selecting grain and other seed $ro( agricultural
crops $or use as seed, to calculate the +uantity re+uired, to
grade and test it, and su)se+uently to store the seed $or use
in the $ollowing season"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 15 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Select seed $ro( agricultural crops
&%1" Evaluate and grade seed
&%2" Store seed
&%5" Collect and deliver seed
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III D3
LO-3 SELECT SEED FROM AGRICULTURAL CROPS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
The +uantity o$ seed $or the $ollowing seasonBs crop is calculated and selected
according to seeding rate, ger(ination rate, area to )e planted, and the seedBs
health, vigour, and si9e"
Seed and plant health, vigour and uni$or(ity are preserved $ollowing the
organi9ationBs +uality para(eters"
The application o$ any che(icals to the crop is underta'en in $ull consideration o$
detri(ental environ(ental i(pacts and in accordance with (anu$acturersB
speci$ications and procedures.
All wor' carried out is done using the appropriate personal protective e+uip(ent
and in accordance with %;S guidelines"
C%NTENTS,
Identi$ication o$ varieties $or a range o$ crops
Seeding re+uire(ents per hectare $or a range o$ crops
Selection o$ appropriate seed tests
Soil types and elevation7cli(atic conditions $or a range o$ crops
Environ(ental controls and codes o$ practice applica)le
Selection o$ appropriate personal protective e+uip(ent
&egislation and regulations relating to %;S, che(ical use and application, and
use, handling and sale o$ seed

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with saved, prepared and stored seed"
Seed test 'it, che(ical treat(ents, di$$erent seed types
Tools and e+uip(ent <(oisture (eter, la)oratory scale, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to grain storage"
PPE
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
#e(onstration
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III DD
LO43 E6ALUATE AND GRADE SEED
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
;arvested produce is assessed $or its seed suita)ility in accordance with the
location, the soil, and the organi9ationBs production and (ar'eting re+uire(ents"
The seed is graded according to the re+uired organi9ational +uality para(eters"
.ungicidal and insecticidal dressings are applied to the seed where appropriate
and according to the organi9ationBs production and (ar'eting re+uire(ents"
Test sa(ples are ta'en, prepared and $orwarded to the analysing )ody,
according to the guidelines o$ that )ody"
Records o$ o)servations, in$or(ation gathered, and results o$ tests and grading
are 'ept, updated, and (aintained according to the re+uire(ents o$ the
organi9ation and the industry"
C%NTENTS,
Seed suita)ility to location, soil, and (ar'et re+uire(ents
Criteria $or grading seeds
Seed grading procedures
Seed treat(ent and cleaning (easuresI inoculation treat(ents and seed
dressings
Record 'eeping

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with seeds $or grading
Che(ical treat(ents and inoculants <$ungicides, insecticides, etc"?
Tools and (aterials <Sa(pling tools, sorter7grader, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to seed grading and treat(ent"
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
#e(onstration
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !::
LO13 STORE SEED
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
The storage $acilities to )e used are selected and hygienically prepared
according to good warehousing practices"
Seed is trans$erred and stored according to the organi9ations %;S and hygiene
guidelines in conditions that (aintain its +uality and ger(ination capacity"
Periodical chec's o$ seed in longter( storage are conducted $or +uality $actors
and via)ility according to enterprise re+uire(ents"
Seed sa(ples $or la)oratory testing are ta'en, prepared and $orwarded as
re+uired $ollowing organi9ational sa(pling procedures and analy9ed according to
prescri)ed guidelines"
Clear and accurate records o$ seed storage, tests and inspections are created,
(aintained and 'ept as prescri)ed in the seed storage progra("
The condition o$ storage $acilities is (onitored $ollowing the schedule and
(ethods outlined in the seed storage progra("
Appropriate corrective action is ta'en as re+uired to (aintain seed +uality in
accordance with enterprise re+uire(ents"
Activities around the seed storage $acilities are underta'en according to the
%;S guidelines detailed in the seed storage progra("
C%NTENTS,
Storage procedures, techni+ues and re+uire(ents $or seed and grain
Seed sa(pling procedures, testing and analysis
Storage $acility inspection and (aintenance
Pests in stored grain and its control
.actors a$$ecting via)ility o$ seeds
Co((on pro)le(s and corrective actions in (aintaining seed +uality
Environ(ental i(plications and %;S ha9ards
Record 'eeping o$ testing, pest control, and other in$or(ation a)out the seed
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with saved, prepared and stored grain"
Seed sa(pling tools and (aterials <steel pro)e, plastic )ags, etc"?
Enterprise procedures relating to sa(pling and grain storage"
Tools, (achinery and e+uip(ent <hand truc', weighing scale, pallet, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:!
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:1
LO43 COLLECT AND DELI6ER SEED
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Seed delivery or supply ter(s are esta)lished and applied in accordance with the
organi9ationBs collection or delivery procedures"
Seed is sold or purchased in con$or(ance to local legislation and regulations"
The inter(unicipal (ove(ent o$ seeds is done in accordance with local
legislation and regulations"
C%NTENTS,
Sources o$ purchased seed
&egislation and regulations relating to contractor engage(ent, vehicle and plant
use, and to the use, handling, (ove(ent, and sale o$ seed
Records and docu(entation $or trac'ing and handling o$ seed

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with saved, prepared and stored grain"
Eor'place in$or(ation relating to grain storage
Enterprise procedures relating to seed collection and delivery"
Tools, (achinery, and e+uip(ent <weighing scales, hand truc', etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:2
*NIT %. C%MPETENC0 , IMPLEMENT 6ERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL PROGRAM
*NIT C%#E , AGR<--144
M%#*&E TIT&E , IMPLEMENTING 6ERTEBRATE PEST CONTROL
PROGRAM

M%#*&E #ESCRIPT%R , This (odule covers the s'ills, 'nowledge and attitudes
re+uired to plan and i(ple(ent a strategy $or the control o$
verte)rate pests in a rural environ(ent" It re+uires the
application o$ 'nowledge and s'ills to assess the severity o$
pest in$estation and deter(ine (ethods and applications $or
the e$$ective control o$ verte)rate pests without har( to other
species or the environ(ent" Co(petency re+uires an
awareness o$ legislative re+uire(ents with regard to ani(al
wel$are, )iosecurity, sa$ety and environ(ental protection"
S*//ESTE# #*RATI%N , 21 hours
-*A&I.ICATI%N &EAE& , NC III

S*MMAR0 %. &EARNIN/ %*TC%MES,
*pon co(pletion o$ this (odule the students7 trainees will )e a)le to,
&%!" Assess re+uire(ents $or pest control
&%1" Prepare to i(ple(ent control progra(
&%2" Control verte)rate pests
&%5" Co(plete control progra(
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:5
LO-3 ASSESS RE8UIREMENTS FOR PEST CONTROL
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Aerte)rate pest control re+uire(ents are assessed and clari$ied according to $ar(
o)@ectives"
Inspections are carried out to ascertain type and severity o$ pest in$estations in
accordance with enterprise guidelines"
Control agents and (ethods o$ application to prevent, control or (anage
verte)rate pests are deter(ined )ased on technical (anuals7crop protection
(anuals and in accordance with organi9ational procedures"
Control progra( is developed $or i(ple(entation according to $ar( re+uire(ents"

C%NTENTS,
Types, species and nature o$ verte)rate pests
Assess(ent o$ in$estations
Selection and application o$ control agents and (ethods

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with verte)rate pest pro)le(
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials used to control verte)rate pest <)aits, traps,
che(icals, rodenticides, etc"?
.ar( procedures relating to verte)rate pest control"
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:8
LO43 PREPARE TO IMPLEMENT CONTROL PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent is selected, used and (aintained
according to %;S re+uire(ents"
E+uip(ent and (aterials re+uired to support the i(ple(entation o$ control
progra( are arranged in accordance with organi9ational procedures"
Relevant licenses and per(its are o)tained according to legislative re+uire(ents"
Sa$e wor'ing practices are o)served and $ollowed according to %;S and
$ar( re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,

Selection, use and (aintenance o$ suita)le personal protective e+uip(ent
Selection o$ tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials $or verte)rate pest control
&egislation and regulations in pest control, che(ical usage and storage, la)elling
and disposal
%;S legislative re+uire(ents and procedures
C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with verte)rate pest pro)le(
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials used to control verte)rate pest <)aits, traps,
che(icals, rodenticides, etc"?
.ar( procedures relating to verte)rate pest control"
Technical (anuals on ha9ardous (aterials
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:6
LO13 CONTROL 6ERTEBRATE PESTS
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Control progra( is i(ple(ented according to %;S, legislative and $ar(
re+uire(ents"
Sa$eguards are e(ployed to ensure that targeted pests are controlled and all
other species re(ain unhar(ed )ased on (anu$acturersB speci$ications and
organi9ational procedures"
Integrated health (anage(ent is considered and i(ple(ented as re+uired in
accordance with %;S re+uire(ents"
Environ(ental i(pacts are assessed and controlled according to legislative and
$ar( re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,
%;S, legislative and industry re+uire(ents $or verte)rate pest control
Proper selection, use, handling and disposal o$ ha9ardous su)stances and waste
(aterials
Control (ethods and techni+ues
Sa$ety signage
Environ(ental guidelines to protect native vegetation, $lora and $auna
PPE and ;ygiene re+uire(ents

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with verte)rate pest pro)le(
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials used to control verte)rate pest <)aits, traps,
che(icals, rodenticides, etc"?
PPE
.ar( procedures relating to verte)rate pest control"
Environ(ental regulations and legislation
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:C
LO43 COMPLETE CONTROL PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA,
Carcasses and control agents are disposed o$ according to environ(ental and
industry Codes o$ Practice"
Control progra( and outco(es are reviewed and evaluated according to )est
practices and planned verte)rate pest (anage(ent"
E+uip(ent and wor' areas are cleaned and returned to operating order
according to %;S and $ar( re+uire(ents"
Relevant in$or(ation is docu(ented and (aintained in co(pliance to industry
standards and $ar( re+uire(ents"
C%NTENTS,
Environ(ental and industry codes o$ practice $or the disposal o$ carcasses and
control agents
Proper cleaning, handling and storage o$ tools, e+uip(ent and e4cess che(icals
Best practices in verte)rate pest (anage(ent
#ocu(entation and evaluation o$ progra( and outco(es

C%N#ITI%NS,
The students7trainees (ust )e provided with the $ollowing,
Eor'place with verte)rate pest pro)le(
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials used to control verte)rate pest <)aits, traps,
che(icals, rodenticides, etc"?
.ar( procedures relating to verte)rate pest control"
Tools, e+uip(ent and (aterials in carcass disposal <tong, gloves, disin$ectants,
)ags, etc"?
MET;%#%&%/IES,
#e(onstration
Si(ulation
ASSESSMENT MET;%#S,
#irect o)servation
%ral interview
Port$olio assess(ent
CBC Agricultural Crops Production NC III !:3