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AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

Plant Protection - ASP2603
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BLG1501 (or XLG1501) & BLG1502 (or XLG1502)
Purpose: Causes of plant ailments; classification of the causes of plant losses or ailments; different plant protection approaches for the management or control of the losses.
Agricultural and Rural Development (Offered from 2019) - AME3701
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The concept of development; concept of development in relation to agriculture; integrated rural poverty; macro economic development goals; Agricultural and rural development sector projects and programmes; programming and identification.
Agricultural Resource Economics (Offered from 2019) - AME3702
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Land for economic use, land resource development decisions, conservation of land resources for agricultural purposes and factors affecting land resource base; land resource requirements in South Africa and prospects for meeting future needs: the nature and significance of land rent; benefit-cost analysis on land use; land development costs.
Agricultural Policy Analysis (Offered from 2019) - AME3703
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Agricultural policy analysis will be considered in the context of agribusiness and food security; good practice trends will be considered as a means to achieve quality control when conducting agricultural policy analysis practices.
Rural Agricultural Finance (Offered from 2019) - AME3704
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Concept and importance of rural agricultural finance access to financial services; financial policies; the role of government; reasons for lack of success.
Pasture Management [Theory and Practice] (Offered from 2019) - ASP2701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ASA1503 & ASA2605
Purpose: Natural and planted pastures: the importance of natural and planted pastures in livestock production; plant ecology and grazing concepts; production characteristics of the main grazing areas of South Africa; principles of veld management; principles of planted pasture management; the animal factor in veld management; the importance of grasses and legume mixed pastures
Post Harvest Technology [Theory and Practice] (Offered from 2019) - ASP3704
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module deals with all the handling, activities and practices that have to be used after the harvesting of the crops in preparation for the market and household consumption.
Agricultural Project Analysis I B (Offered from 2020) - AME4802
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The concept of development; concept of development in relation to agriculture; integrated rural poverty; macro economic development goals; agricultural and rural development sector projects and programmes; programming and identification.
Agricultural Project Analysis I B (Offered from 2020) - AME4803
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The skills in this module are developed with reference to the Millennium Development Goals, national and community circumstances with cognizance of traditional community agricultural project analysis systems.
Advanced Plant Physiology (Offered from 2020) - ASP4801
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Purpose: Understanding the basic structure of a plant, the different mechanisms or processes that operate in the life of a plant and their importance.
Pomology & Olericulture (Offered from 2020) - ASP4802
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Purpose: Understanding what fruit and vegetable crops are; fruit and vegetable crops growing in South Africa; their origin, distribution, use and characteristic; methods of cultivation, planting, protection, reproduction harvesting, processing and storage.
Advanced Field Crop Production (Offered from 2020) - ASP4803
Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Purpose: Understanding what crops are, crops growing in South Africa; their origin, distribution, use and characteristic, methods of cultivation, planting, protection, harvesting, processing and storage.
Agricultural Management I - AGM111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is intended to expose and provide skills to students in management by objectives; co-operatives; organized agriculture; forms of land use; land prices and evaluation of assets; agricultural production systems.
Fin Management and Production Economics - AME1015
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Purpose: Production Factors (Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneurship); Production Economies theory (explains total product, marginal product, average product, stages of production, variable costs, fixed costs, total costs and profit and the production Function); Optimization of Input and Output Factors (deals with necessary condition, sufficient condition, profit maximization, optimum determination, use of total value product and total cost, and optimum amount of input); Financial Management (tasks of financial management, factors affecting agricultural finance, financial records, inventories, financial statements, balance sheets, income statement and cash flow statements).
Introduction to Plant Production - PTP1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of crop production. It will be useful for those who are in the field of fruit production, vegetable production and the production of field crops. Learners credited with this module will be able to identify and classify agricultural plants, describe plant metabolic processes, identify different plant structures and demonstrate the understanding of functions of these structures, explain growth and development of plants together with the requirements thereof.
Plant Production Systems [Theory and Practice] - ASP2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BLG1501 (or XLG1501) & BLG1502 (or XLG1502)
Purpose: The type of crops that are grown in South Africa; how they are produced and managed under different environments.