Coconut Grower

Minimum ? No entry barrier; 5th Standard passed preferably

Certified training for Coconut Grower (programme aligned to AGR/Q0503 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Minimum ? prior experience in coconut/palm cultivation

The tasks a Coconut Grower is expected to perform include:

Cultivating coconut crop on a given piece of land

Identification, procurement and treatment of planting material

Planting and preparing land for coconut preparation

Performing integrated nutrient management in coconut cultivation

Performing integrated pest and disease management

Following optimal cultivation practices in coconut cultivation

Managing harvesting and post-harvest activities

Performing basic farm management

Assimilating market information

Knowledge of climatic parameters such as maximum and minimum temperatures, intensity and distribution of precipitation (rainfall), relative humidity etc.

Familiar with pest and diseases specific to a given agro climatic region, the life cycles of these pests and diseases and the sources of infection

In-depth knowledge of duration, yield, resistance and susceptibility of the variety

Familiar with biotic and abiotic stress resistance (in terms of temperature fluctuations, dry spells, heavy downpour during critical stages etc.)

Familiar with uses and harmful effects of various pesticides

Proficient in the safe methods of handling pesticides

Knowledge of soil types, their advantages and disadvantages in the light of coconut cultivation

Ability to operate various farm machinery available and their utility to maintain soil tilth and health

Knowledge of importance of soil testing and judicious use of fertilisers

Skilled in biological pest management

Skilled in identification of insects and their damage symptoms

Skilled in field sanitation and pest management

Familiar with various methods of irrigation and resource use efficiency

Knowledge of timing and method of irrigation and drainage appropriate for a given soil and climate type

Adept in various methods of harvesting

Knowledge of various methods of storage and their cost dynamics

Knowledge of price trends of various farm related products such as seed, pest, etc.

Skilled in cost benefit analysis of different sources of information

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Ability to work independently

Good decision making skills


Physically fit

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Flexible working hours

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as exposure to extreme temperatures, exposure to pesticides, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

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Agriculture Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Over 70 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, accounts for one-third of the nation?s GDP and is its single largest contributor. The total Share of Agriculture & Allied Sectors (Including agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishery sub sectors) in terms of percentage of GDP is 13.9 percent during 2013-14 at 2004-05 prices. [As per the estimates released by Central Statistics Office].

The Indian agriculture sector is expected to grow with better momentum in the next few years owing to increase in investment in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. Factors such as reduced transaction costs, time, better port gate management and fiscal incentives will also contribute to this upward trend. Furthermore, the increased use of genetically modified crops is also expected to better the yield of the Indian farmers. So, this sector will have a lot of demand for a Coconut Grower in the present as well as in the future.



Cities and towns across India

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