Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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 AHCBAC404A, 'Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance'.
Google Links
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Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Determine condition of agricultural crops

1.1. Measurement and assessment of soil moisture is undertaken to calculate soil water percentage.

1.2. Water requirements are calculated according to soil analysis data, standing crop, and forecast weather conditions.

1.3. Nutrient requirements and availability for crops are assessed and deficiencies identified.

1.4. Factors affecting crop capacity are identified.

1.5. Sustainable land management is implemented according to enterprise requirements and environmental standards.

2. Determine pest control

2.1. Evidence of pests and disease is assessed and integrated control measures appropriate to type and species of infestation are determined.

2.2. Areas of weed infestation, which may be reduced or eradicated, are located and species identified.

2.3. Integrated control methods are selected to control pests and weeds.

2.4. Control methods are scheduled at the optimum time with minimal damage to the crop.

2.5. Severity of infestations and records of treatments are maintained to provide essential data for future management programs.

3. Manage crop health

3.1. Crop is planned and monitored to maintain water and nutritional requirements for optimal production.

3.2. Weed and pest levels are monitored and the control program modified as required.

3.3. Benefits from soil and plant inputs and treatments are assessed and documented for analysis in future management programs.

3.4. Cropping programs are monitored for efficiency and effectiveness, and documented for future best practice.

3.5. Relevant data is documented for continual analysis and effective crop management.


Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture