Plant disease control


Types and features of diseases in plants and crops. Different kinds control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Plant disease control is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Crop production manager: Crop production managers plan the production, manage the enterprise and participate in the production process of crop production facilities.  
Land-based machinery operator: Land-based machinery operators operate specialised equipment and machinery for agricultural production and maintenance of landscape.
Vineyard machinery operator: Vineyard machinery operators carry out practical activities related to cultivation, propagation of grape varieties and production of wine with specialised machinery or equipment.
Vineyard supervisor: Vineyard supervisors supervise the work done in the vineyards, organise all work related to the vineyard in order to obtain good quality grapes produced in respect of the environment. They are responsible for the technical management of the vineyard and the wine frames and seasonal staff agents. 
Fruit production team leader: Fruit production team leaders are responsible for leading and working with a team. They organise daily work schedules for the production of fruit crops and participate in the production processes.
Horticulture production team leader: Horticulture production team leaders are responsible for leading and working with a team. They organise daily work schedules for the production of horticulture crops and participate in the production.

Interior landscaper: Interior landscapers design, install, manage and maintain indoor green spaces to customer requirements.
Landscape designer: Landscape designers design and create outdoor public areas, landmarks, structures, parks, gardens and private gardens to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes.
Groundsman/groundswoman: Groundsmen/groundswomen provide landscape and lawn services and maintain grounds for private households, commercial and public facilities, schools, hotels, botanical gardens, golf courses, parks and athletic fields.

Viticulture adviser: Viticulture advisers advise on improving vineyard production and wine-making.
Agronomist: Agronomists provide consulting services to companies, agricultural cooperatives, agronomical crop growers and horticultural crop growers on the cultivation of food crops. They study the science, technology and business related to growing plants. They examine crops and perform experiments in order to improve crop yields and farms’ production. Agronomists also examine the most effective ways to harvest and cultivate plants.
Horticulture production manager: Horticultural production managers plan the production, manage the enterprise and participate in the production
Countryside officer: Countryside officers are responsible for a range of activities that manage and maintain the natural environment and associated public access and recreation. They encourage visitors to open spaces/the countryside, promote awareness of the natural environment and protect and preserve the open space/countryside for future enjoyment.
Landscape gardener: Landscape gardeners plan, construct, renovate and maintain parks, gardens and public green spaces.
Forester: Foresters are responsible for monitoring the natural and economic viability of a woodland or forest and for activities related to its management and conservation.
Agronomic crop production team leader: Agronomic crop production team leaders are responsible for leading and working with a team of crop production workers. They organise the the daily work schedules for crop production and participate in the production

Optional knowledge

Plant disease control is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Horticulture worker: Horticulture workers carry out practical activities and assist in nurseries or greenhouses for the production of horticultural crops.
Farm manager: Farm managers plan and organise the daily operations, resourcing and business management of animal producing farms.
Pesticides sprayer: Pesticides sprayers mix pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and other chemical solutions, and apply them via technical equipment such as sprayers on trees, plants and lawns. They clean and maintain operating machinery and ensure the overall safety in designated areas.
Biochemist: Biochemists study and perform research on the reactions caused by chemicals in living organisms. This includes performing research for the development or improvement of chemical-based products (e.g. medicine) aimed at improving the health of living organisms and at better understanding their reactions.
Garden labourer: Garden labourers perform simple tasks in cultivating and maintaining flowers, trees and shrubs. This work can take place in either parks or private gardens.
Hop farmer: Hop farmers plant, cultivate and harvest hops for the production of commodities such as beer.
Crop production worker: Crop production workers carry out practical activities and assist in the production of agronomical crops. 




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Last updated on September 20, 2022