Maintain agricultural crops

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess agricultural crop condition, growth and requirements

1.1. Crops are monitored to assess their needs, and observations are recorded and reported.

1.2. Pests and diseases are identified, monitored and reported at nominated threshold levels.

1.3. Sites for regular measurement of soil moisture are established in consultation with directions.

1.4. Soil probe is used to measure moisture levels and soil water percentage calculated.

2. Apply fertiliser and amendments

2.1. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified; risks assessed and suitable controls are implemented.

2.2. Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

2.3. Specialist sprays are applied according to label directions and industry standards for growth stages, taking into account specialist advice if required.

2.4. Chipping or spot spraying is carried out as required.

2.5. Crop growth stages and keys are assessed, recorded and reported.

2.6. Water is applied according to the identified need and the directions of management.

2.7. All applications are undertaken in the full consideration of adverse environmental impacts.

3. Monitor crop condition, growth and requirements

3.1. Crop maturity is monitored and the possible need for further applications is reported to the manager.

3.2. The health of the crop is continually monitored and deviation from expected growth and vigour is reported as required.

3.3. Observations of crop ripening are reported for the timing of harvest to be determined by contractors and property manager.

4. Complete cleaning and hygiene operations

4.1. Equipment is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

4.2. All containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the maintenance and servicing work are disposed of safely and appropriately.

4.3. All required records and documentation are completed accurately and promptly in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC307A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)