2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Horticulture Sciences (8034/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
Gaining an Overview of the Horticulture Industry
Selecting, Operating, and Maintaining Greenhouses
Applying Science to Horticulture
- Describe plant taxonomy.
- Analyze plant anatomy and physiology.
- Define the characteristics of soil and soilless substrates.
- Describe nutrition management practices.
- Compare irrigation system options.
- Describe how environmental factors affect plant growth.
- Describe plant propagation methods.
- Demonstrate plant propagation.
Investigating the Floral Industry
Investigating the Landscaping Industry
Investigating the Turf Grass Industry
Investigating Pest Management
- Identify plant pests.
- Interpret pesticide labels.
- Interpret safety data sheets (SDS).
- Identify safety issues in pest management.
- Identify pest management programs for horticulture crops.
- Explain the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
- Explain the differences between biotic and abiotic issues in pest management.