611-Market gardeners and crop growers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Market gardeners and crop growers
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Job Description: 
Market gardeners and crop growers plan, organize and perform operations to grow and harvest field crops, to grow fruit and other tree and shrub crops, to grow garden vegetables and medicinal and other plants, and to produce horticultural and horticultural nurseries products, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

Main Tasks include -

  • monitoring market activity and conditions, determining types and quantities of crops to be grown, and planning and coordinating production accordingly
  • purchasing seeds, bulbs and fertiliser
  • investing in land and land improvements
  • preparing land, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting various crops
  • tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • producing saplings, bulbs and seeds
  • storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • delivering or marketing farm products. Supervision of other workers may be included.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

6111 Field crop and vegetable growers
6112 Tree and shrub crop growers
6113 Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers
6114 Mixed crop growers