Perform a seed germination test

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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. Interpret and schedule test requirements

1.1 Identify seeds to be germinated, test methods and equipment

1.2 Recognise hazards and enterprise control measures associated with the sample, seed pre-treatment, test methods, reagents and/or equipment

1.3 Plan work sequences

2. Prepare materials for test

2.1 Draw prescribed number of replicates

2.2 Select and prepare growing media

2.3 Pre-treat seed to break physiological dormancy where necessary

2.4 Check water quality and pH is within required tolerances

2.5 Check and prepare apparatus and equipment for germinating seeds

3. Plant and maintain seeds

3.1 Plant seed on or into selected media

3.2 Monitor temperature and light conditions of germination apparatus in accordance with test procedures

4. Evaluate test results

4.1 Categorise seedlings and count as normal or abnormal

4.2 Assess un-germinated seed as hard, fresh or dead

4.3 Assess other determinations for un-germinated seed if required

4.4 Record and report results

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1 Use safe work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE)

5.2 Minimise wastes and environmental impacts

5.3 Collect and dispose of laboratory and hazardous waste

5.4 Clean and store equipment and reagents