Profession arable farmer, field crop or vegetable

  • 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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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

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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