# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 887346058

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Evaluate disease-control measures.


Evaluation should include
  • identification of common weeds, diseases, and pests
  • biological and cultural control practices
  • analyzing integrated pest management (IPM) practices used to control various pests.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What properties would lead to a plant being classified as a weed?
  • How do weeds affect row crops and pastures?
  • Which weeds most commonly affect the soybean crop?
  • What are the most common weed pests of crops in your area?
  • What common diseases and pests have developed in the past 50 years?
  • How does the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) define integrated pest management?
  • Why must a producer consider the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act for his/her region?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).