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Topic: Plant care 

Agricultural Education

 Standard 3.  Understands essential elements of plant and animal care
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Plans fertilizing schedules and determines fertilizer ratios when growing plants
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plans fertilizing schedules when growing plants
     2.Determines fertilizer ratios when growing plants
   Benchmark 4.Knows elements of a health and maintenance program for crops (e.g., pest control, nutrition requirements, disease prevention and control, winterizing, controlling light intensity, pruning, removing plant waste)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows elements of a health program for crops
     2.Knows elements of a maintenance program for crops
     3.Understands pest control in crop health and maintenance programs
     4.Understands nutrition requirements in crop health and maintenance programs
     5.Understands disease prevention and control in crop health and maintenance programs
     6.Understands winterizing in crop health and maintenance programs
     7.Understands control of light intensity in crop health and maintenance programs
     8.Understands pruning in crop health and maintenance programs
     9.Understands removal of plant waste in crop health and maintenance programs
   Benchmark 5.Knows methods for improving soil condition (e.g., tilling, aerating, adding organic material)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that tilling improves soil condition
     2.Knows that aerating improves soil condition
     3.Knows that adding organic material improves soil condition
   Benchmark 6.Knows irrigation and drainage techniques
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows irrigation techniques
     2.Knows drainage techniques