Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs

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Self Assessment Survey
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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. Maintain currency of environment and food safety information relating to fertilisers and soil ameliorants

1.1 Research, identify and document community, government and agricultural industry concerns and legislative requirements in relation to fertiliser and soil ameliorant environmental stewardship and define initiatives to address them

1.2 Identify and document local information relating to nutrient management, particularly in a catchment or regional context, by communicating with local organisations

1.3 Research, identify and document national and local information and standards relating to food safety associated with fertiliser and soil ameliorant use

1.4 Research, identify and document information and standards relating to transporting, handling, storing and applying fertilisers and soil ameliorants

2. Evaluate environmental risks and develop a nutrient management plan

2.1 Identify and document environmentally significant features of fertiliser, soil ameliorants, soil, landscape and climate that are likely to influence environmental risks associated with plant nutrition and soil fertility programs

2.2 Identify and document agronomic and operational activities associated with fertiliser and soil ameliorant programs and associated environmental risk categories

2.3 Evaluate and prioritise environmental risks and impacts associated with agronomic and operational activities

2.4 Identify and evaluate management options to appropriately address environmental risks

2.5 Develop a plant nutrition and soil fertility management plan and present to the land owner or manager

2.6 Discuss appropriate management options to address any identified environmental risks with client and gain agreement

2.7 Use nutrient management tools in conjunction with land owner or manager to monitor effectiveness of management decisions over time

2.8 Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of plant nutrition and soil fertility program, including use of fertilisers and soil ameliorants and modify operational and agronomic recommendations accordingly

3. Identify and communicate relevant best practice in transport, handling and storage for environmental stewardship to land owner or manager

3.1 Identify key environmental product stewardship issues in transport, handling and storage of fertilisers and soil ameliorants relevant to the plant nutrition and soil fertility program as contained in codes of practice and legislation

3.2 Develop a report on the identified key environmental stewardship issues and present to the land owner or manager