Domain - Nursery Production

Domain - Nursery Production

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Level 2

Pack and despatch pre-graded nursery products
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Version 2 This unit standard replaces unit standard 1788.

12403 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain an inventory of packing supplies and order packaging materials; assemble packs for nursery products; pack the product; close and stack packed containers; complete documentation; and carry out general packing area duties.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Demonstrate knowledge of plant tissue culture
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Version 2

12404 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of tissue culture methods; demonstrate knowledge of plant tissue culture techniques; and describe plant tissue culture.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Demonstrate knowledge of nursery production
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Version 3

1798 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of nursery crops grown in New Zealand; demonstrate knowledge of distribution channels for nursery production in New Zealand; and describe factors affecting personal safety at work.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Identify plants - nursery production
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Version 3

1800 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe plant classification; describe the main characteristics of common families; and identify a range of plants important to nursery production.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Demonstrate knowledge of plant propagation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard and 27707 and unit standard 27708. This unit standard replaced unit standard 814 and unit standard 12404.

20556 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the differences between sexual and asexual plant propagation; describe the propagation of plants from seed; describe the propagation of plants from division; describe the propagation of plants by cuttings; describe the propagation of plants by budding and grafting; describe the propagation of plants by tissue culture; describe propagation of plants by layering; and outline plant breeder''s rights.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe nursery growing media and soils

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Version 4

20570 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the properties of growing media; the characteristics of soil-less growing media; and the characteristics of soil as a growing medium.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Care for nursery crops
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Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29492.

20571 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the growing environment requirements of nursery crops; monitor a specific nursery crop and its growing environment; and maintain a specific nursery crop.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe plant propagation by budding, grafting, tissue culture and layering

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 27708 replaced unit standard 20556.

27707 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the propagation of plants by budding, grafting, tissue culture, and layering.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe sexual and asexual plant propagation and propagation methods

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 27707 replaced unit standard 20556.

27708 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe sexual and asexual plant propagation; describe the propagation of plants from seed, division, and cuttings; and outline plant breeders'' rights.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Care for a nursery crop

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20571.

29492 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to care for a nursery crop.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare and dispatch pre-graded nursery plants

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Version 2

29503 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare, pack or stack, and strap or wrap containers of pre-graded nursery plants.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare plant containers and mix media constituents
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Version 3

813 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able: to prepare plant containers; mix media constituents; and fill plant containers with media.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Demonstrate elementary plant propagation
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Version 3

814 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: raise seedlings; propagate plants by simple division; propagate plants by cuttings; provide post-processing care; and demonstrate knowledge of the differences between sexual and asexual propagation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Level 3

Grade nursery produce to pre-determined criteria
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Version 3

1785 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to recognise sub-standard produce, and grade product.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Describe, prepare and use soil-less growing media

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Version 5

20555 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe soil-less growing media constituents and characteristics of soil-less growing media; and mix soil-less media.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Select, collect and treat seed, and produce seedlings for nursery crops

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Version 5

20557 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select and collect seeds for nursery crops and treat to enhance germination; and produce seedlings for nursery crops.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Propagate herbaceous plants by division
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 818. This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29505.

20559 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: divide crowns, rhizomes, bulbs and corms; propagate from runners; and keep records of propagation by division.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Grow nursery crops in containers

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 820.

20560 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for potting or pricking out plants; prick out, pot up or pot on nursery crops; and grow-on container nursery crops.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Grow nursery crops in the field
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Version 4

20561 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to grow and maintain nursery crops in the field; prepare nursery crops for lifting; and lift and prepare nursery crops for sale.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prune and train nursery plants

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Version 5

20562 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard will be able to: describe the objectives of pruning and training nursery plants; prune and train nursery plants; and remove and dispose of prunings.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of nursery production systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29888.

20563 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: nursery production methods on a specific nursery property; the preparation of a production plan for a twelve month period; how costs impact on nursery crop production; marketing and distribution methods of nursery plants; and describe the nursery ownership and management structure for a specific nursery property.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Pack and dispatch pre-graded nursery products
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29836.

20565 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify a range of packaging methods and prepare appropriate supplies; pack the product; close and stack packed containers; complete documentation and dispatch; and maintain an inventory of packaging supplies.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe quality standards, and grade nursery crops

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Version 5

20573 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe quality standards, and grade nursery crops.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe, select, collect and prepare seeds for plant propagation purposes

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Version 2

27705 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe seeds as a method of nursery propagation, seed selection criteria and characteristics of suitable seed; select and collect seeds; and clean, treat, store seeds and maintain seed storage records.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe laboratory micro-propagation processes, and exflask and acclimatise plants in a nursery

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Version 3

27706 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the stages and processes of micro-propagation for plants in a laboratory; exflask and acclimatise plants in a nursery environment; and keep records of micro-propagation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Create and maintain garden retail displays

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Version 2

29826 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: create displays to maximise plant and plant products visibility and appeal; and maintain plants and plant products in a display in a garden retail workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe growing requirements, and maintain and monitor nursery crops to specifications

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Version 2

29835 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the growing environment requirements for nursery plants; and monitor a specific nursery crop and its growing environment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Pack and dispatch pre-graded nursery plant products and complete documentation

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20565.

29836 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to select and prepare packaging for use, and pack graded plant products and complete documentation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare, operate and maintain specialist nursery machinery

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Version 2

29839 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare, operate and maintain specialist nursery machinery.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Select and prepare cutting material, and harden off rooted cuttings

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20558.

29843 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select and prepare cutting material for nursery crops; and harden off rooted cuttings.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Grow plants in containers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

820 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people, working or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: pot plants up and on; harden off plants; and maintain the plants.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Prune and train a nursery crop
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

835 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of pruning nursery plants; root prune nursery plants; prune and train nursery plants; and remove prunings.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Level 4

Select and apply post harvest treatments and store nursery produce
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaces unit standard 1782 and part of unit standard 1794.

12402 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of post harvest treatments and storage for specified nursery crops; select post harvest treatments; apply post harvest treatments; store a crop; and remove produce from the store.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Propagate plants by using tissue culture
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

12405 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain hygiene; prepare media; and propagate plants.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Recognise common pests, diseases, and disorders of nursery production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 8

1803 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of pests, diseases, and disorders; and recognise pests, diseases, and disorders.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Monitor pest and beneficial organisms in the nursery and act at threshold levels
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 8

1806 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in nursery production. People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise named pests, diseases, and beneficial predatory or parasitic organisms; monitor organism numbers; and select agrichemicals to rectify an imbalance in the pest-to-predator or -parasite ratio.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Propagate plants by cuttings
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29843.

20558 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: manage stock plants; select and prepare cutting material for nursery crops; manage the propagating environment; harden off rooted cuttings; and keep records of propagation by cuttings.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out post harvest care of nursery crops
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 12402.

20564 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the post harvest care, treatment, and storage of nursery crops; select and apply post harvest treatments; and store nursery crops.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Propagate plants using tissue culture
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 12405.

20566 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain hygiene; prepare media; propagate plants using tissue culture; establish, harden off, and dispatch plants; and keep records of propagation by tissue culture.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Produce a nursery crop
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29895.

20567 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan the production of a specified nursery crop; manage the production of the nursery crop; and prepare the nursery crop for sale.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Operate and maintain a specialist item of nursery machinery
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

20568 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a specialist item of nursery machinery for use; operate it; and service it.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Control the nursery growing environment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

20569 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: control a greenhouse environment; manage water levels in growing media; and manage light levels.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Bud and graft young plants
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 819.

20572 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect scion wood; graft plants; bud plants; care for plants after grafting or budding; keep records of propagation by budding and grafting.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Propagate plants from seed
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

815 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect, extract, and store seed; treat seed to enhance germination; monitor production of seedling lines; and keep stock records of propagation by seed.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Propagate plants by cuttings
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

817 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: manage stock plants; select cutting material; manage a mist propagation unit; manage heat beds; and keep stock records of propagation by cuttings.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Propagate plants by division
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

818 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: produce plants by layering; produce plants by crown division; produce bulbs and corms; produce plants from runners; and keep records of propagation by division.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Grow plants in the open ground
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

822 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in any kind of horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to grow plants on in the field; maintain the crop plants in the field; prepare the plants for lifting; and lift plants and prepare them for sale.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture

Level 5

Develop an order dispatch plan for a nursery, and manage its implementation and review

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Version 2

29914 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: develop an order dispatch plan for a nursery to achieve production standards; manage the implementation of an order dispatch plan; review an order dispatch plan and make recommendations for improvement.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Evaluate nursery best management practices, describe how they impact on crop performance and recommend improvements

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Version 2

29917 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with the unit standard are able to: evaluate nursery best management practices, and describe how they impact on crop performance and recommend improvements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 21 February 2024