Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Landscape Design and Management
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1.) Compare job characteristics for various careers in landscape design and management.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Identify safe use of pesticides, power equipment, and hand tools in the landscaping industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Apply principles of landscape design, including simplicity, balance, focalization of interest, rhythm and line, scale and proportion, and unity.

•  Describing computer programs used in landscape planning
•  Designing a landscape plan, including enrichment features
Examples: fencing, birdbath, gazebo, walkway, driveway

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Identify common plants used in landscape design.

Example: trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, flowers, turfgrass

•  Describing physical and cultural characteristics of common plants used in landscape design
Examples: physical—color, flowering, foliage, fruiting

- cultural—cold or heat hardiness, sun or shade tolerance

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Describe environmental factors that affect plant growth.

•  Explaining the importance of specific plant processes
Examples: photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Analyze landscape plants for symptoms of nutrient deficiencies.

Examples: primary nutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium

- secondary nutrients—calcium, sulfur, magnesium

- trace nutrients—boron, manganese, chlorine, zinc, molybdenum, iron, copper, aluminum

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Explain environmental issues related to landscape design and management.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) Demonstrate methods for planting shrubs, trees, annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, and vines.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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9.) Describe techniques used for establishing and maintaining landscapes, including pruning, fertilizing, irrigating, mulching, and controlling pests.

•  Identifying insects, diseases, and weeds that pose a problem in the landscape
•  Describing types of selective and nonselective pesticides used in the landscaping industry
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Identify criteria for the selection of hand tools, power tools, power equipment, and machinery for a specific landscape task.

•  Describing basic maintenance procedures required for tools and equipment used in landscaping
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Describe the purpose of various sprinklers within an irrigation system.

Examples: impulse, oscillating, automatic, pop-up

•  Describing methods of drainage in a landscape
Examples: tiling, sloping

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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12.) Identify common needs for indoor plants used in interior plantscaping.

Examples: light, media, watering and drainage, fertilization, temperature, humidity

•  Explaining principles of interior design
•  Selecting techniques used to achieve xeriscaping concepts
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Demonstrate business-related work ethics and managerial skills for the successful operation of a landscape business.

Examples: work ethics—following instructions, being on time, cooperating with others

- managerial skills—record keeping, budgeting, pricing, scheduling work, inventorying, purchasing, advertising, handling customer complaints, c communicating in oral and written form

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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14.) Identify advancements in technology that enhance the landscaping industry.