PRODUCE CROP IN A HYDROPONIC SYSTEM

  • PURPOSE

  • COURSE CONTENT

  • DELIVERY

  • ACCREDITATIONS

A person achieving this unit standard will be able to supervise activities in a hydroponic farming operation, through an understanding of hydroponic systems.

Unit 1:Identify the properties of various growing media, for their use different hydroponic production contexts.

  • Open and closed hydroponic systems are differentiated.
  • The characteristics of different growing media to specific hydroponic crop production contexts are related.
  • The characteristics of different growing media to specific hydroponic crop production contexts are related.

 

Unit 2:Prepare fertilizer / nutrient solution as per instructions.

  • Fertilization/nutrient solution for different systems and its application as scheduled are prepared.
  • Nutrients for the fertilization solution include all chemicals, salts or combination thereof, usually used in hydroponic crop production irrigation systems include injection and bulk tank systems, are described
  • The correct quantities of nutrients are applied.
  • The correct mixing procedures for nutrients are applied

 

Unit 3:Monitor PH and EC of the fertilizer solution.

  • The PH and EC range for specific crops are identified. 
  • Ph and EC instruments calibrate according to the concepts of PH and EC.

 

Unit 4:Identify the characteristics of the hydroponic operation structure.

  • Different hydroponic structures are identified and explained.
  • Different erection covering materials and uses thereof are identified and explained.
  • Different equipment/systems used for climate control are identified and explained.
  • Problems in the hydroponic production systems are identified and solved

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online

 

Hydroponics

SAQA ID: 116314

NQF Level: 4

Credits: 4

Certificate Validity: 2 Years