Turf Grower

Plant, cultivate and harvest turf.
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    Overview

    Turf growers manage to the production of pre-cultivated turf. They use farm equipment for planting and harvesting.

    Work is on farms and is generally in rural areas.

    Suits people who work well within a team and have the ability operate and control farm equipment. Basic English and an interest in farm production and agriculture are helpful.

    Day-to-day

    • select and plant seeds
    • cultivate turf production by maintaining optimal growing conditions
    • mow, cut and roll turf for sale
    • assist with the sale and dispatch of produce
    • perform or oversee farming activities such as fertilising, mowing, watering, pest and weed control
    • maintain farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
    • keep and evaluate records of farming activities and plan production to meet market demands
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Turf Grower