Tasks

  • monitoring market activity and conditions, determining types and quantities of crops to be grown, and planning and coordinating production accordingly
  • preparing soil by hand or machine, and spreading fertilizers and manure
  • selecting and sowing seeds, and planting seedlings
  • maintaining crops by cultivating soil, by transplanting, pruning or thinning trees and shrubs, and by setting up and operating irrigation equipment
  • controlling weeds, pests and diseases, by applying herbicides and pesticides
  • tending trees or bushes, collecting sap and harvesting crops
  • inspecting, cleaning, grading, packaging, storing and loading crops for sale or delivery to market
  • tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, structures, equipment and water supply systems
  • storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of activities and transactions
  • training and supervising workers in crop production, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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