- Level 1
- Unit No:
- Guided learning hours:
- 27 hours
Know about organic growing systems.
Define the term ‘organic’ as applied to sustainable growing systems.
Outline the main differences between organic and conventional growing systems.
Outline the advantages, including potential environmental benefits, and disadvantages of organic growing methods.
Know about soil management techniques.
Outline common methods of improving soil fertility.
State the purpose of composting.
Define the term ‘green manure’, giving examples of different green manures.
Be able to use organic soil management techniques.
Enrich the soil with appropriate manures and fertilisers for organic gardening.
Know about organic crop protection techniques.
Describe different organic methods of pest control, including use of natural predators.
Outline the key benefits of using natural methods of pest and disease control.
Be able to use an organic crop protection technique.
Select and use an appropriate organic crop protection technique to control one or more particular types of pest.