Profession Arable farmer, field crop or vegetable
Field crop or vegetable growers plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow field crops, such as grain and vegetables.
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Tasks arable farmer, field crop or vegetable
- Develop annual business plans and determine types and quantities of crops to be grown, according to factors such as market conditions, governmental support and soil conditions.
- Prepare soil (e.g. plough, harrow) by hand or machine, and spread fertilisers and manure.
- Select and sow seeds, and plant seedlings.
- Maintain crops e.g. by cultivating soil, by transplanting, pruning or thinning plants, and by setting up and operating irrigation equipment.
- Control weeds, pests and diseases e.g. by applying weedkillers and pesticides commensurate with hygiene and health standards.
- Harvest crops and destroy diseased or superfluous crops.
- Inspect, clean, grade, sort, package, store and load crops for marketing.
- Evaluate product marketing alternatives, establish market strategies, promote and market products, and organise the sale and transportation of products.
- Recruit, coordinate and direct farm workers.
- Keep inventory, and purchase supplies.
- Maintain farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems.
- Perform administration duties, including keeping financial records, and managing budgets and accounts.
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Source: Sisyphus ODB