Operate and Maintain Specific Irrigation Systems


A learner achieving this Unit Standard will be able to, under supervision, efficiently irrigate a variety of crops, using a specific type of irrigation system. He will also be able to carry out relevant basic operational and maintenance procedures.
Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in irrigation and will be able to operate in a plant production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in plant production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the

improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector.

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Unit Standard: 116066 : Operate and Maintain Specific Irrigation Systems

NQF Level 2 | 3 Credits  |Notional Hours 30|


Perform pre-start up inspection applicable to the relevant irrigation system.

Perform start-up and shut down procedures applicable to specific irrigation system

Irrigate crop according to given guidelines.

Care and maintenance of equipment and tools used during irrigation.