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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of diseases, pests and vine abnormalities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12586  Demonstrate an understanding of diseases, pests and vine abnormalities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 demonstrate an understanding of different diseases, pests and abnormalities found in vines.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the symptoms of fungi, bacteria and virus diseases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pests and diseases identification in vines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of diseases and pest control.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of controlling methods for abnormalities and damages caused by environmental conditions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning is assumed to be in place. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the symptoms of fungi, bacteria and virus diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Symptoms for of above ground fungal diseases are explained according to know symptoms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ground fungal diseases may refer to powdery mildew, downy mildew, dead arm, anthracnose, botrytis, sour rot and die-back.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Symptoms for root fungal diseases are explained according to know symptoms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Root fungal diseases may refer to phytophthora, black - goo and black foot.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Symptoms for bacterial diseases are explained according to know symptoms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bacterial diseases may refer to bacterial blight and crown gall.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Symptoms for virus diseases are explained according to know symptoms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Virus diseases may refer to fan leaf, stem-pitting, leaf roll, corky bark and shiraz disease.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of pests and diseases identification in vines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Root pests in vines are identified with reference to root pest indicators. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Root pests may refer to phylloxera, margarodes and nematodes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Soil pests in vines are identified with reference to soil pest indicators. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    2. Soil pests may include but is not limited to mealiebugs, ants, snails, beatles, bud mite, birds, red spider mite, friutfly, thrips and spring beatles.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of diseases and pest control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The influence of the climate on pests and diseases is explained in relation to criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The influence of different cultivators on pests and diseases is explained in relation to criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The influence of different cultivation practices on pests and diseases explained in relation to criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Chemical control of fungal and bacterial diseases is explained in relation to industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fungal diseases may include but are not limited to poedery mildew, downy mildew, dead arm, anthracnose, botrytis, sour rot and die-back fan.
    Bacterial diseases such as bacterial blight and crown gall.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Process and procedures for an integrated spraying program is identified in relation to fungal and bacterial diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Methods for prevention of virus diseases are identified in relation to known prevention methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The methods for controlling root pests are explained according to according to IPW principles or workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Methods for controlling ground soil pests are explained according to IPW principles or workplace procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of controlling methods for abnormalities and damages 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of controlling methods for abnormalities and damages caused by environmental conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Abnormalities in vines are identified according to known abnormalities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range: Abnormalities may include but are not limited to colombar diseases, heat spot on muscot types, chimeros and herbicides damage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The control practices for vine abnormalities are explained according to industry practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Environmental conditions causing vine damages are identified in own context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental conditions may include heat, damage, sunburn, wind, frost, hail, sulphur burn, brack, waterlogging, drought, air pollution and delayed budding.
     


    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.
  • 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 ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to organise, collect, analyse and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will use science and technology effectively and critically to ensure an understanding of the management of vine diseases and pests. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

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

    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. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    3. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    5. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    7. Setlakala Business Development 
    8. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    9. 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.