Monitor soils under irrigation

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Assess the physical properties of an irrigated soil

1.1 Describe the profile of an irrigated soil

1.2 Determine soil texture and structure within the soil layers

1.3 Interpret tests for organic matter level in a soil

1.4 Test for slaking and dispersion in an irrigated soil

1.5 Assess the infiltration rate for an irrigated soil

1.6 Measure soil moisture levels

1.7 Describe the impacts of cultivation and watering practices on the physical properties of a soil

2. Define soil moisture properties

2.1 Describe soil moisture tension and its role in determining water availability to plants

2.2 Assess the field capacity of an irrigated soil

2.3 Observe the wilting point for a plant species in an irrigated soil

2.4 Calculate the readily available water (RAW) in an irrigated soil

3. Monitor soil chemical properties

3.1 Interpret soil test results for salinity and sodicity levels in an irrigated soil

3.2 Interpret pH tests and the potential impact of pH on soil structure and nutrient availability

4. Assess soil health and plant growth under irrigation

4.1 Assess the risk of erosion in an irrigated soil

4.2 Assess soil biology in an irrigated soil

4.3 Establish the growing requirements for a plant species

5. Implement strategies to optimise the irrigation growing environment for plants

5.1 Carry out soil husbandry practices to reduce risks of compaction and erosion

5.2 Implement and monitor a watering schedule

5.3 Adjust the frequency of watering based on available moisture, soil properties and plant response

5.4 Report soil and plant moisture status and irrigation requirement