Mushroom Picker

Mushroom Pickers harvest mushrooms and prepare produce for distribution.
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    Overview

    Mushroom Pickers harvest mushrooms and prepare produce for distribution.

    Day-to-day

    • plants mushroom spawn or spores using hand tools and farm machines
    • operates hand tools or farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest mushrooms
    • conducts appropriate duties to control weed growth, insects, diseases and undesirable fungus growth
    • irrigates land for crop growth
    • selects and picks mushrooms according to size and ripeness, while discarding rotting and over-ripened produce
    • grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers
    • loads the filled containers onto trucks.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Mushroom Picker

    • You can work as a Mushroom Picker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in production horticulture might be helpful.