Establish horticultural crops
This competency standard covers the process of planting and establishing crops such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, foliage, plants and herbs. Crop planting and establishment is likely to be under routine supervision with intermittent checking. Responsibility for some roles and co-ordination within a team may be required. Competency at this level requires the application of knowledge and skills to a range of planting tasks, including site clearance and preparation, the handling and planting of a range of planting materials, and the care of young plants. Crop establishment activities are usually undertaken within established routines, methods and procedures.