Domain - Forest Nursery

Domain - Forest Nursery

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Level 2

Prick out and transplant tree seedlings in a forest nursery
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard is replaced by unit standard 29504.

10947 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prick out, transplant, and pot on tree seedlings and rooted cuttings. They are also able to demonstrate knowledge of root system quality.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of containers for raising tree stocks

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Version 3

10953 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of container types used in forest nurseries, and cavity characteristics and remedial root trimming requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Identify and locate seed trees and collect tree seed

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Version 4

10942 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and locate seed trees for harvest, and identify and collect tree seed from a tree or seed stand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Extract, clean, and store tree seeds

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Version 3

10943 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to extract, and clean and store tree seeds under conditions that preserve seed viability.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare land and make seed beds in a forest nursery

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Version 4

10945 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: operate equipment to level and contour land in preparation for forest nursery seedbeds, identify and apply base fertilisers, operate equipment to cultivate ground, carry out final cultivation tasks and form seed beds.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare tree seed for sowing in a forest nursery

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Version 3

10946 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to pre-treat tree seed, and prepare tree seed for sowing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the production and operation cycles of seedlings and cuttings in a forest nursery

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Version 4

10950 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the annual production cycle for bare root or containerised seedlings and cuttings in a forest nursery, and describe the cycle of operations for container grown seedlings and cuttings in a forest nursery.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Collect and set pine cuttings

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Version 3

10954 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select and take pine cuttings from a range of parent plant types; and pack, transport, store, and set pine cuttings.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Identify, evaluate, and secure seed trees

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Version 3

10941 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the genetic identity of proposed seed trees; evaluate their suitability as a seed source; and secure their position.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the concept of seed orchard situation, establishment and management

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Version 4

10944 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the concept of seed orchards; seed orchard location, siting and site requirements; seed orchard establishment; and seed orchard maintenance practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of, implement, and monitor ley cropping principles in forest nurseries

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Version 4

10948 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of ley cropping principles in a forest nursery; identify pasture species, carry out ley crop establishment, and implement and monitor crop care in a forest nursery; carry out ley crop management in a forestry nursery; and carry out the termination of a ley crop in a forest nursery.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhizal inoculation in a forest nursery

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Version 4

10949 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe mycorrhizal fungi; inoculate seed beds using spores contained in fruiting bodies in a forestry nursery; demonstrate knowledge of inoculating seed bed areas using needle litter.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of tree stock conditioning and topping principles

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Version 3

10951 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the prerequisites for effective tree stock conditioning, tree stock conditioning principles, and tree stock topping principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of site preparation factors, planting stock quality, and planting practice

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Version 3

10955 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: site condition and site preparation factors; planting stock quality and maintenance of that quality; and planting practice.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 32 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the production of bare root seedlings in a forest nursery

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Version 4

10956 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe sowing depth and spacing; weed, pest, and disease control to maintain seedling vigour; seedling development conditioning and topping; and lifting and root trimming principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 18 August 2022