Develop a horticultural production plan

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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.
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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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. Carry out planning activities

1.1 Ensure client preferences and requirements are understood and confirmed according to enterprise marketing and business plans

1.2 Assess the production site for growing factors, services and site modifications

1.3 Research the growing requirements of plant species and cultivars and restrictions that may affect the production plan

1.4 Identify sustainable land use issues that may affect planned production

1.5 Set production targets that are consistent with the marketing strategy and business plan

1.6 Determine production requirements in terms of quantity, quality and availability of the product

1.7 Develop a plan that reflects client preferences and requirements

2. Determine the requirements of horticultural production

2.1 Identify plant species that are consistent with the plan and the calculate, cost and confirm availability with the supplier

2.2 Select plant establishment procedures consistent with the agreed plan

2.3 Ensure design of the site includes irrigation and drainage systems, and takes into account the growing requirements of plants and sustainable land use practices

2.4 Provide cultural management of the growing environment from planting to harvest

2.5 Determine harvesting dates to meet market deadlines

2.6 Identify resources required for the establishment of the site

3. Schedule production activities

3.1 Outline staged implementation and development with future works access provided for

3.2 Determine timelines, taking into account any other planning requirements

3.3 Plan marketing and schedule according to the production schedule and marketing strategy

4. Plan monitoring of the production plan

4.1 Determine production activities to be monitored, the format for recording factors, frequency of monitoring and the thresholds for remedial action

4.2 Document required remedial for implementation by staff

4.3 Review on a regular basis the effectiveness of the monitoring system

4.4 Compare the production program with feedback and projections from clients

5. Prepare and document the production plan and specification

5.1 Prepare detailed plan, specifications and quotation based on horticultural conventions and the requirements of production

5.2 Develop and document detailed on-site procedures and schedules required for production