Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCBAC404, 'Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine condition of agricultural crops

1.1 Measure and assess soil moisture and calculate soil water percentage

1.2 Calculate water requirements to soil analysis data, standing crop, and forecast weather conditions

1.3 Assess nutrient requirements and availability for crops and identify deficiencies

1.4 Identify factors affecting crop capacity

1.5 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

1.6 Identify work health and safety hazards in crop maintenance and assess risks

2. Determine pest control

2.1 Assess evidence of pests and disease and determine appropriate integrated control measures

2.2 Locate and identify areas of weed infestation for reduction or eradication

2.3 Select appropriate integrated control methods

2.4 Schedule suitable control methods appropriately

2.5 Maintain records on severity of infestations and treatments used

3. Manage crop health

3.1 Implement work health and safety controls

3.2 Monitor crop to maintain water and nutritional requirements for optimal production

3.3 Implement sustainable land management practices appropriately

3.4 Monitor weed and pest levels and modify the control program as required

3.5 Assess, document and analyse benefits from soil and plant inputs and treatments

3.6 Monitor and document cropping programs

3.7 Document and record relevant data for continual analysis and effective crop management