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Overview

Vegetable growers manage the production of vegetables. They use hand tools and farm equipment to plant, manage and harvest vegetable crops.

Work is on farms and is generally in rural areas. Early mornings and long hours are usual during planting and harvest.

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 or horticulture are helpful.

Day-to-day

  • select and plant seeds, bulbs or seedlings
  • cultivate crop production by maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • harvest, clean, prune, store, grade and package produce for market
  • assist with the sale and dispatch of produce
  • perform or oversee farming activities such as fertilising, pruning, cleaning, 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 Vegetable Grower

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