Profession crop production manager

Crop production managers plan the production, manage the enterprise and participate in the production process of crop production facilities.  

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Leadership principles

    Set of traits and values which guide the actions of a leader with her/his employees and the company and provide direction throughout her/his career. These principles are also an important tool for self-evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses, and seek self-improvement.

  • Plant disease control

    Types and features of diseases in plants and crops. Different kinds control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Plant harvest methods

    The various methods, timing and equipment involved in harvesting different crops and plants.

  • Technical equipment for crop production

    Methods for service, maintaining and adjusting of technical equipment, machines and instatallations used for crop production

  • Crop production principles

    Principles in growing crops, the natural cycle, nursing of nature, growth conditions and principles of organic and sustainable production. Quality criterias and requirements of seeds, plants and crop.

  • Types of storage facilities

    Different types of devices and facilities used to hold information and their quality criterias.

  • Soil structure

    Diversity of soil elements and types of soil in relation to plant growth.

  • Agronomical production principles

    The techniques, methods and principles of conventional agronomical production.

  • Fertilisation principles

    The study of plant, soil structure, climatic and environmental issues in agronomical production.

  • Plant species

    The variety of plants, trees and shrubs and their special characteristics. 

  • Pest control in plants

    Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Ecology

    The study of how organisms interact and their relation to the ambient environment.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

Skills

  • Manage production enterprise

    Organise and instruct staff, plan production strategies and programmes including sales. Carry out input purchase orders, materials, equipment and manage stocks etc. Awareness of demands of the businesses customers and adjustments accordingly to plans and strategies. Estimate resources and control budget of enterprise applying business economics, production development and project management principles.

  • Store products

    Store products to ensure the quality and in accordance with standards and regulations. Ensure the stock facilities are kept according to hygiene standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Ensure soil fertility

    Analyse soil to determine type and quantity of fertiliser required for maximum production.

  • Execute disease and pest control activities

    Execute disease and pest control activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the climate, plant or crop type, health and safety and environmental regulations. Store and handle pesticides in accordance with recomandation and legislation.

  • Monitor fields

    Monitor orchards, fields and production areas to forecast when crops will be fully grown. Estimate how much damage the weather may cause to crops.

  • Operate agricultural machinery

    Operate motorised agricultural equipment including tractors, balers, sprayers, ploughs, mowers, combines, earthmoving equipment, trucks, and irrigation equipment.

  • Manage agricultural staff

    Recruit and manage staff. This includes defining the job needs of the organisation, defining the criteria and process for recruitment. Develop the competences of the staff according current and future needs of the company and individuals. Ensure health and safety of the staff, including the implementation of all relevant health and safety procedures and relatations with regular follow-up procedures.

  • Store crops

    Store and preserve crops in accordance with standards and regulations to ensure their quality. Ensure that storage facilities are kept according to hyginic standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings

    Ensure that hygiene procedures in agricultural settings are followed, taking into account the regulations of specific areas of action e.q. livestock, plants, local farm products, etc.

  • Maintain technical equipment

    Maintain an inventory of cultivation equipment and supplies. Order additional materials as needed.

  • Maintain storage facilities

    Maintain or ensure the maintenance of cleaning equipment, heating or air conditioning of storage facilities and the temperature of premises.

  • Supervise crop production

    Supervise and analyse overall crop production in order to ensure effective production process, taking into account the environmental regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

irrigate soil plant propagation maintain plant soil nutrition harvest crop agritourism provide agri-touristic services irrigation systems optimise production prepare planting area for planting grow plants manage agri-tourism activites use agricultural information systems and databases watering principles organic farming prepare planting area present the farm facilities maintain plant health project management principles agronomy prepare equipment for harvest manage contracts execute fertilisation propagate plants perform on-farm product processing promote farm products