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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control nematodes manually using chemicals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12564  Control nematodes manually using chemicals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner will be able to control nematodes chemically in crops and take the necessary safety precautions when working with chemicals.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of chemical control for nematodes.
  • Prepare for chemical control of nematodes.
  • Apply nematicides to control nematodes.
  • Perform end of chemical control procedures.

    Range: Crops may include but are not limited to sorghum, maize, groundnuts, sunflower, beans, soya beans, sugarcane, wheat, rye, barley, cotton and potatoes.

    Nematodes refer to any parasite or free-living worm with slender shape.
    Nematicides refer to a poisonous chemical that kills nematodes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Basic understanding of ratios.
    Read & respond to a range of text types ABET level 2 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of chemical control for nematodes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The growing needs of plant are identified according to basic plant growth factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plant growth factors may refer to carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, nutrients or food and warmth.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The function of the plant roots is explained according to provision of nutrients and anchor for the plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plants infected with nematodes are identified according to visual infection symptoms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visual infection symptoms refer to above ground, uneven growth, stunted growth, roots and swelling or galls on roots
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Types of soil most commonly infected with nematodes are identified within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Controlling of nematodes using nematicides is explained according to benefits and disadvantages of chemical use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits may refer to strong growth which results in increase of yield, reduced cost in weed control, efficient use of fertilizer by plants, more drought resistant and the increase in yield by subsequent crops.
    Disadvantages may refer to cost and high toxic content
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for chemical control of nematodes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The applicator is checked and prepared according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checking may refer to cleaning of the applicator and lubricating all moving parts. The applicator may refer to a wheelbarrow applicator.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Nematicides are prepared according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation may refer to filling procedures and determining the application rate of nematicides.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply nematicides to control nematodes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Nematicides are applied according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Application criteria are controlled according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Common problems associated with nematicides application are solved within scope of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of chemical control procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Applicators and protective clothing are cleaned and stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Nematicides and waste from the cleaning process are handled and dispatched according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Nematicides are stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Faulty or broken applicators and chemical containers are reported according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the process of application of nematicides to control nematodes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively during preparation, application and post application procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and analyse the symptoms indication infection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will use science and technology effectively during the application of nematicides to control infection in crops. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
  • Workplace procedures refer to place of work procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer of equipment, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, best practices and applicable legislation.
  • "Over" and "under" spraying refers to too little application of nematicides or too much application of nematicides.


    Legal requirements:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 57 of 1997. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    3. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    4. Knowledge For Ever 
    5. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    6. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    7. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    8. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    9. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    10. Safropa Pty Ltd 
    11. Setlakala Business Development 
    12. Shukela Training Centre 
    13. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    14. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.