# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Plant Systems The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
44 Explain the characteristics of plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems. ♦ PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
45 Illustrate the importance of plant systems in relation to humans. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment.
46 Classify the major divisions of the plant systems. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
47 Evaluate the effect of light on plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.02.03. Apply knowledge of plant physiology and energy conversion to plant systems.
48 Evaluate the effect of temperature on plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
49 Evaluate the effect of water on plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
50 Evaluate the effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), oxygen, and air flow on plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.03.04. Apply principles and practices of sustainable agriculture to plant production.
51 Evaluate types and components of greenhouses and plant structures. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
52 Identify major plant parts and their functions. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
53 Explain the life-sustaining processes by which all plants grow and develop. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.03. Apply knowledge of plant physiology and energy conversion to plant systems.
54 Explain the process of osmosis. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
55 Describe the life cycles and classifications of plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
56 Examine the advantages and disadvantages of sexual propagation in the production of new plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
57 Describe how to collect seeds from different types of plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
58 Explain how new plant varieties can be bred/hybridized. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.02. Apply knowledge of plant anatomy and the functions of plant structures to activities associated with plant systems.
59 Plant seeds using various methods. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
60 Analyze scarification and stratification methods that aid in the propagation process. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
61 Describe the germination process. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities. ♦ PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
62 Calculate the germination rates of seeds. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities. ♦ PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
63 Demonstrate how to transplant seedlings. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
64 Examine the advantages and disadvantages of asexual propagation in the production of plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
65 Demonstrate how to produce plants through cuttings. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
66 Demonstrate how to produce plants by layering. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
67 Demonstrate how to produce plants through division and separation. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
68 Describe grafting and budding techniques for woody and herbaceous plants. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
69 Describe how to produce plants through micropropagation. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities.
70 Evaluate the cultural practices for vegetable crops grown in a greenhouse. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
71 Evaluate the physical properties of soil and growing media. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.02. Prepare and manage growing media for use in plant systems. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops. ♦ PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
72 Amend growing media for plant growth. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.02. Prepare and manage growing media for use in plant systems. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops. ♦ PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
73 Collect a soil sample for evaluation. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
74 Analyze soil sample for nutrients and pH. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
75 Describe hydroponic plant production. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production.
76 Evaluate the effects of macronutrients on plant production. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
77 Evaluate plants for nutrient deficiencies. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
78 Describe fertilizer application methods. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.03. Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops.
79 Classify the common types of insects that affect plant growth in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
80 Classify the common types of diseases that affect plant growth in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
81 Classify the common types of weeds that affect plant growth in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
82 Classify types of animal pests that affect plant growth in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
83 Explain controls of plant pests. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
84 Interpret the information on a pesticide label. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
85 Identify the application of different types of pesticides. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production.
86 Identify USDA plant hardiness zones and how the different zones affect plant selection. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.01.01. Determine the influence of environmental factors on plant growth. ♦ PS.03.04. Apply principles and practices of sustainable agriculture to plant production.
87 Explain the importance of plant taxonomy. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
88 Evaluate the common tree species of Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
89 Evaluate the common species of agronomic plants grown in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
90 Evaluate the common species of fruits and vegetables grown in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
91 Evaluate the common species of nursery and landscape horticulture plants grown in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
92 Evaluate the common species of turfgrasses grown in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
93 Evaluate the common species of floriculture crops grown in Virginia. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.02.01. Classify plants according to taxonomic systems.
94 Demonstrate safety procedures in various areas associated with agricultural mechanics in plant systems. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.01.02. Apply physical science and engineering principles to design, implement, and improve safe and efficient mechanical systems in AFNR situations. ♦ PS.03.05. Harvest, handle, and store crops according to current industry standards.
95 Demonstrate equipment safety and operation as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.01.02. Apply physical science and engineering principles to design, implement, and improve safe and efficient mechanical systems in AFNR situations. ♦ PS.03.05. Harvest, handle, and store crops according to current industry standards.
96 Demonstrate standard measurement techniques in plant systems. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.03.01. Demonstrate plant propagation techniques in plant system activities. ♦ PS.03.02. Develop and implement a management plan for plant production. ♦ PS.03.03. Develop and implement a plan for integrated pest management for plant production. ♦ PS.03.05. Harvest, handle, and store crops according to current industry standards.
97 Demonstrate drawing for agricultural mechanics as it relates to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PS.04.01. Evaluating, identifying, and preparing plants to enhance an environment. ♦ PS.04.02. Create designs using plants.
98 Examine metalworking operations as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.01.03. Apply physical science principles to metal fabrication using a variety of welding and cutting processes (e.g., SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, fuel-oxygen and plasma arc torch, etc.).
99 Examine woodworking operations as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.04.03. Follow architectural and mechanical plans to construct, maintain, and/or repair AFNR structures (e.g., material selection, site preparation and/or layout, plumbing, concrete/masonry, etc.).
100 Examine electrical operations as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.04.03. Follow architectural and mechanical plans to construct, maintain, and/or repair AFNR structures (e.g., material selection, site preparation and/or layout, plumbing, concrete/masonry, etc.). ♦ PST.04.04. Apply electrical wiring principles in AFNR structures.
101 Examine small-engine operations as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.02.01. Perform preventative maintenance and scheduled service to maintain equipment, machinery, and power units used in AFNR settings. ♦ PST.03.01. Troubleshoot, service, and repair components of internal combustion engines using manufacturers’ guidelines.
102 Examine plumbing operations as they relate to the Plant Systems pathway. The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards: PST.04.03. Follow architectural and mechanical plans to construct, maintain, and/or repair AFNR structures (e.g., material selection, site preparation and/or layout, plumbing, concrete/masonry, etc.).