Manage the harvest of crops

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Determine crop quality

1.1 Assess the potential crop yield using measurements made in the field

1.2 Test and assess the potential quality of the crop using quality parameters before harvest

1.3 Estimate the value of each crop using the measurements taken and assessments made before harvest

2. Determine crop readiness

2.1 Refer pre-harvest samples to the laboratory or marketing agent to determine the potential quality of the crop

2.2 Monitor weather patterns estimate the rate of ripening

2.3 Monitor crop maturity and estimate when the crop will be at its optimum and harvest commencement

2.4 Assess the incidence of pests and determine the requirement for, and the type of, pre-harvest treatment

2.5 Select pre-harvest treatments to ensure that the crop meets market requirements

2.6 Ensure adherence to all work health and safety and environmental requirements throughout the application of preharvest treatments

3. Assess the need for insurance

3.1 Confirm any commitments to insure the crop

3.2 Estimate the crop value

3.3 Insure the crop, if appropriate

3.4 Analyse, assess and implement appropriate strategies to manage financial risk

4. Plan harvest strategy

4.1 Estimate the appropriate harvest commencement date and the time span

4.2 Calculate equipment and labour resources required for harvest from the size of the crop and harvest time limitations

4.3 Analyse equipment and labour resources required against those available within the enterprise, and determine the amount of labour and equipment to be contracted

4.4 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

4.5 Plan for and order any equipment preparation required prior to harvest

4.6 Plan application of required pre-harvest pest control treatments appropriately

4.7 Determine and arrange required licenses, permits and notifications

4.8 Determine and describe the order of the harvest in the plan

5. Plan for work health and safety hazard management

5.1 Communicate with all harvesting personnel and ensure awareness of work health and safety hazards that may be present, their responsibilities for action, and the systems that are in place to deal with such hazards

5.2 Implement suitable controls to reduce work health and safety hazard risks

5.3 Monitor, identify and assess work health and safety hazards at each stage of the harvesting process

6. Plan for fire prevention and control

6.1 Evaluate the property and identify fire risks and hazards

6.2 Develop a fire prevention and control strategy that addresses the identified risks and hazards, including measures to be taken

6.3 Assess the fire prevention and control strategy, and the specific measures to be taken

6.4 Prepare appropriate fire breaks as identified in the strategy

6.5 Ensure that sufficient firefighting equipment meets appropriate fire authority standards or guidelines is available as prescribed in the strategy

6.6 Implement appropriate community fire control practices

7. Decide on storage and delivery requirements

7.1 Allocate crop storage facilities, and plan and arrange for immediate delivery of the crop to packing sheds, the bulk handling system, or other purchasers

7.2 Ensure that silos, storage bins and other containers are located to enable efficient harvesting and transport operations

7.3 Identify any work health and safety hazards from silo operation and implement risk minimisation practices

7.4 Plan storage for flexible marketing and distribution initiatives

7.5 Evaluate resources required for crop transport, engage contractors where required

7.6 Identify strategies and resources to dry crops appropriately

8. Manage harvest operations

8.1 Ensure harvest plan is adhered to

8.2 Ensure adherence to all work health and safety and environmental requirements

8.3 Monitor harvest operations to ensure efficient and timely completion

8.4 Monitor crop quality against the harvesting plan as the crop is harvested and segregate into the various marketing grades

8.5 Store each crop grade as determined by the harvesting plan

8.6 Implement enterprise biosecurity policies

9. Record production level and review cropping strategies

9.1 Maintain appropriate records of production for analysis and evaluation of production performance

9.2 Monitor and evaluate crop yields against forecast production levels