6111-Vegetable Farm Workers

Job Title: 

Vegetable Farm Workers

Job Description: 

Vegetable farm workers perform farming operations to grow and harvest various types of field crops such as rice and other cereals, 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 organisations or at markets. The unit group does not include working proprietors and managers in agriculture.


Tasks include:

  • preparing soil by hand or machine, and spreading fertilisers 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
  • 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
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Hydroponics farm worker
Mushroom farm worker
Vegetable farmer

This unit group excludes

Production manager in agriculture and fisheries (1310)

Specific Occupations: 

Hydroponics farm worker

Mushroom farm worker

Other vegetable farm workers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore