6111-Field crop and vegetable growers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Field crop and vegetable growers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Field crop and vegetable growers plan, organize and perform farming operations to grow and harvest various types of field crop such as wheat and other cereals, rice, beetroot, sugar-cane, ground-nuts, tobacco, reed or other field crops and potatoes, cabbages or other field vegetables, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.

Main Tasks include -

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

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Cereal farmer
- Cotton farmer
- Rice farmer
- Skilled farm worker (field crops)
- Sugar-cane grower


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Agricultural production manager - 1311
- Crop farm labourer - 9211

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