Role Responsibilities

  • Preparing soil by hand or machine, and spreading fertilizers and manure
  • Inspecting, cleaning, grading, packaging, storing and loading crops for sale or delivery to market
  • Training and supervising workers in crop production, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors
  • Maintaining crops by cultivating soil, by transplanting, pruning or thinning plants, and by setting up and operating irrigation equipment
  • Tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, structures, equipment and water supply systems
  • Harvesting crops and destroying diseased or superfluous crops
  • Controlling weeds, pests and diseases by applying herbicides and pesticides
  • Storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • Selecting and sowing seeds, and planting seedlings
  • Promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of farm activities and transactions
  • Monitoring market activity and conditions, determining types and quantities of crops to be grown, and planning and coordinating production accordingly

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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