Farm Business Management 1B (Principles of Economics & Marketing)
Production; Cost of production; Optimum level of production; Marketing; Price analysis.
Soil Science B
Soil fertility; Calibration of fertilizer application; Vegetable project fertilizer calculation; Soil classification; Classification and use of code; Classification field trip.
Plant Protection I
Weed science; Plant pathology; Entomology; Agrochemicals (formulations; toxicity; safety measures; application methods; knapsack and tractor-mounted sprayer calibration; types and functions of adjuvants).
Plant Protection I Project
Students are guided to carry a project on weed collection through identification, naming, grouping and mounting a herbarium speciman.
Crop Production 1B (Vegetable Production)
Vegetable crop classification; General cultivation practices (crop rotation; weed, pest and disease management ; seedling production); Marketing and quality of vegetables; Cole crop cultivation; Tomato cultivation; Cucurbit cultivation.
A student selects a crop which he/she is going to transplant. After transplanting the student is involved in management of the crop. This includes : pest and disease control, weeding, harvesting and marketing.
Commercial and Small-scale Forestry (Forestry development; Timber Industry in SA; Site preparation; Forestry legislation; Seedling production; Tree species; Growing high-value timber species; Weed control; Protection against forest fires; Forest mensuration; Timber processing, products and preservation); Agro-Forestry.
Planting, land preparation, spraying programmes - pertaining to forestry
Animal Production IB (Nutrition)
Anatomy of the digestive system of different farm animals; Digestion in ruminant animals; Digestion in non-ruminant animals; Nutritional requirements for ruminants and non-ruminants; Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; Vitamins and minerals : Sources, uses and deficiencies
Animal Health I (Anatomy & Physiology)
Anatomy and physiology; Basic procedures in disease investigation; Identification of common drugs; Basic concepts on the effects of drugs in the body; Common diseases / conditions caused by external parasites; Prevention and treatment of the above diseases; Classification of animal diseases; Diseases commonly vaccinated against in dogs.
Animal Production 1C (Poultry Production)
Overview of poultry production and trends in the world; Housing of chickens; Reproduction in birds; Nutrition; Raising broilers and layers; Veterinary aspects of poultry production; Transporting and marketing of birds; laying nest hygiene and management.
Students are given a project which enables them to predict the feed intake and production of layers. They are able to assess the daily feed intake of the birds as per layer requirement. Students are involved in the management of the birds e.g. vaccination. Records are kept and a report is handed in.
Preparation of the houses; Assembling of equipment; Brooding of day-old chicks; rearing of chick to marketable age; slaughtering of chickens - report submitted
Animal Production IIC (Dairy)
Care and handling of dairy cattle; Care and feeding of the dry and post-parturient cow; Condition scoring; Herd structure and dynamics; Oestrus detection; Calf rearing; Rearing of replacement heifers; Record keeping; Applied nutrition; Practical feeding; Milking machine management
Management of the dairy, milking, feeding, heat spotting, calf rearing.
Human Nutrition I
Human anatomy : digestive tract; Nutrients : ingestion, absorption, metabolism; Nutrition requirements during the life cycle; Nutrient interaction.
Human Ecology IB
Financial management (man and his financial needs; family as a consumer unit; economic systems; budgeting; savings, etc.); Consumer education (protection of the consumer; consumer behaviour; consumer rights, etc,)
Food Product Development I
Measuring; Cooking methods; Colour, flavour, texture and digestibility; Food systems; Cereals; Batters and dough; Vegetables and fruit; Soup making.
Food Product Development I Project
Baking with different batters and dough; Different cooking methods for vegetables.