This section includes the following chapters:
Chapter 5. Laws, Regulations, Guides, Ethics and Professionalism
Chapter 6. Environmental Management
Chapter 7. Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 8. Shipping and Handling
Chapter 9. American Standard for Nursery Stock
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- Chapter 5. Laws, Regulations, Guides, Ethics and Professionalism
A. Demonstrate knowledge of Federal, State, and Local regulations pertaining to the Nursery Industry.
B. Identify professional and ethical practices for the Nursery Industry.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of MNLA’s Constitution and Bylaws.
- Chapter 6. Environmental Management
Part I. Environmental Stewardship
A. Describe ecological issues associated with maintaining a sustainable landscape.
B. Explain how fertilizers and pesticides pose a threat to the environment.
C. Explain why water, soil, and energy conservation are important.
Part II: Invasive Plant Guidelines
A. Identify relative aggressiveness and invasiveness of plants.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of federal, state, and local regulation of noxious weeds.
- Chapter 7. Occupational Health and Safety
A. Demonstrate knowledge of safety practices in the workplace.
B. Identify symptoms of occupational health hazards.
C. Identify actions to take and actions to avoid during emergency situations.
- Chapter 8. Shipping and Handling
A. Describe how products are handled while being transported.
B. Identify federal plant plant quarantines affecting Minnesota.
C. Describe procedures followed for shipment of plant material into the state.
- Chapter 9. American Standard for Nursery Stock
A. Describe common techniques for measuring plants.
B. Explain common techniques for specifying and stating the size of plants.
C. Explain common techniques for determining the proper relationship between height and caliper, or height and widtch.
D. Explain common techniques for determining whether a root ball or container is large anough for a particular size plant.