6111-Field crop and vegetable growers

Job Title: 

Field crop and vegetable growers

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.


Tasks include

  • 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 plants, and by setting up and operating irrigation equipment
  • controlling weeds, pests and diseases, by applying herbicides and pesticides
  • harvesting crops and destroying diseased or superfluous 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 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.
Specific Occupations: 

Farmer/ grower, skilled {cotton, wheat, maize, sugarcane, rice, cereal, grain, field crops, tobacco ,alfalfa/ flax, groundnut, potato, soya-bean/,sugar-beet (market production)

Farmer/ grower skilled ,vegetable(market production)

Farm worker, skilled ,cotton, wheat, maize, sugarcane, rice, cereal, grain, field crops ,flax,groundnut,irrigation,jute, potato, sugar-beet (market production)

Farm worker, skilled ,vegetable (market production)

Irrigation worker, skilled(market production)

General manager, agriculture/farm(market production)

Supervisor/ Superintendent (farm) (market production)

Cropper/ Fieldman / Planter( cotton,Planter, sugar-cane, Planter, tobacco ) (market production)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2291