Domain - Plant Pest, Weed, and Disease Control

Domain - Plant Pest, Weed, and Disease Control

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Level 2

Control weeds under supervision

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21556 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any sector of the primary industry who control weeds under supervision. People credited with this unit standard are able to, under supervision, control weeds by physical means, and with agrichemicals, using methods relevant for a specified primary sector.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Use, maintain, and store agrichemical personal protective equipment (PPE)

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21561 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people handling agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to use, maintain, and store, agrichemical PPE.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify and interpret agrichemical product information, and demonstrate knowledge of safety with agrichemicals

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 21554 and unit standard 21562.

27213 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people handling agrichemicals in the primary sector. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and interpret information for an agrichemical product; describe the routes of entry of agrichemicals into the body when being used, types of agrichemical poisoning, and the role of respirators; describe safety procedures when working with agrichemicals; and identify the symptoms and first aid management of agrichemical poisoning sourced from safety data sheets.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare to apply and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 21564.

27215 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This is an introductory unit standard for people in the primary sector who prepare and apply agrichemicals under supervision. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment; and dispose of surplus mix, decontaminate, clean and store equipment, and complete documentation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals using motorised equipment

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27216 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for a person who is responsible for the preparation of equipment for agrichemical application, and preparation and application of agrichemicals using motorised equipment. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare and apply agrichemicals using motorised equipment; and dispose of surplus mix, decontaminate, clean and store equipment, and complete documentation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Control weeds by physical means using appropriate equipment under close supervision

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29495 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working under close supervision in a primary industry context. People credited with this unit standard are able to control weeds by physical means; and clean, maintain, and store tools and/or equipment.

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CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Explain agrichemical use for primary sector applications

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21560 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in sectors that handle agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to explain: modes of action of agrichemicals; agrichemical formulations; the uses of spray additives; resistance to agrichemicals; and agrichemical degradation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the legislation, regulations and standards for the use of agrichemicals

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21563 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary sector who require understanding of, and are responsible for, the preparation and application of agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of the: Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996, Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act 2015, and NZS 8409:2004 for the safe, effective, and responsible use of agrichemicals.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and carry out monitoring of plant pests and diseases

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27207 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary sector who carry out monitoring of plant pests and diseases. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the methods of plant pest and disease monitoring for a specified primary sector workplace situation; monitor crop plant pests and diseases, and detect any crop anomalies; and record, report and/or correct the results of monitoring activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify and describe plant pests, diseases, and disorders, and methods of prevention and control

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27208 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in specified sectors that require knowledge of plant pests, diseases, and disorders. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify a range of plant pests, diseases, and disorders for a specified sector based on their signs and symptoms; describe the life cycles of plant pests and plant diseases, and the environmental factors that contribute to disease opportunity; and describe plant pest, plant disease, and plant disorder prevention and control methods, relevant to a specified sector, and precautions for their use.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control

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27210 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in sectors that require knowledge of weeds and their control. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify weeds commonly found in a specified sector; and describe the effects of weeds in a specified sector industry, methods, implications and legal requirements of weed prevention and control.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM)

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27217 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are working in the primary sector who require knowledge of IPM. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the key features of IPM, and the underlying principles and synergies; and the benefits of IPM, and suitability for a specified primary sector.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of agrichemicals, and safety when using agrichemicals

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29827 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: agrichemical product information; safety procedures when working with agrichemicals, and agrichemical formulations.

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CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Describe calibration, and calibrate motorised agrichemical application equipment

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21558 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary sector who handle agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the importance of agrichemical equipment calibration, and other factors which determine effectiveness of spray applications; and calibrate motorised agrichemical application equipment, evaluate calibrations, and make adjustments according to results.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Manage agrichemicals in accordance with NZS 8409:2004

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21565 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary sector who will be the person-in-charge of agrichemicals in the workplace. People credited with this unit standard are able to manage agrichemicals in accordance with NZS 8409:2004.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 232 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Recognise plant pests, diseases, and disorders, and beneficial organisms
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 27212, and unit standard 27214 were replaced by unit standard 29890.

27211 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary sector who require the skills to visually recognise plant pests, diseases, and disorders. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of plant pests, diseases, and disorders of a crop in a specified primary sector workplace; and recognise plant pests, diseases, disorders, pollinators, and beneficial organisms in a specified primary sector workplace.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan, implement, and evaluate a plant pest and disease control programme
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 27211, 27214 were replaced by unit standard 29890.

27212 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of plant pest and disease control programmes. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a plant pest and disease control programme for a specified primary sector workplace; implement and monitor the plant pest and disease control programme, and identify and document variations from the plan; and evaluate the plant pest and disease control programme.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan, implement, and evaluate a weed control programme
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 27211, 27212 were replaced by unit standard 29890.

27214 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of weed control programmes. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a weed control programme for a specified primary sector workplace; implement and monitor the weed control programme, and identify and document variations from the plan; and evaluate the weed control programme.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Plan, implement, and monitor an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme for a primary sector workplace
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 2810 were replaced by unit standard 29913.

27209 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are working in the primary sector who are responsible for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of an IPM programme. People credited with this unit standard are able to: develop IPM goals and objectives for a specified primary sector workplace; develop and document an IPM plan to achieve goals and objectives; and implement, monitor, and review the IPM plan.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 29 February 2020