Profession horticulture worker

Horticulture workers carry out practical activities and assist in nurseries or greenhouses for the production of horticultural crops.

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Personality Type

Skills

  • Maintain storage facilities

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

  • Propagate plants

    Carry out propagation activities by applying appropriate propagation methods, such as grafted cutting propagation or generative propagation considering the plant type. Carry out propagation control considering the required terms and conditions for specific plant type.

  • Use gardening equipment

    Use gardening equipment such as clippers, sprayers, mowers, chainsaws, complying to health and safety regulations.

  • Prepare planting area for planting

    Prepare planting area and soil for planting by fertilising, mulching and performing weed control. Take the conditions of the area, soil and plant type into account.

  • Maintain gardening equipment

    Perform daily maintenance on tools and equipment and report major faults to a superior.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prune plants

    Carry out pruning with relevant tools, related to the different purposes like maintenance pruning, pruning for growth, pruning for fruiting, debudding and volume reduction.

  • Prepare planting area

    Prepare planting area and soil for planting by for example fertilising, mulching by hand or using mechanical tools or machinery; prepare seeds and plants for sowing and planting by ensuring the quality of seed and plants.Sow and plant by hand, using mechanical tools or machinery and in accordance with national legislation.

  • Harvest crop

    Mow, pick or cut agricultural products manually or using appropriate tools and machinery. Take into account the relevant quality criteria of products, hygiene prescriptions and use the appropriate methods.

  • Execute fertilisation

    Carry out fertilisation tasks by hand or using appropriate equipment according to fertilisation instructions taking into account the environmental, health and safety regulations and procedures.

  • Grow plants

    Carry out plant growing activities. Carry out grow control considering the required terms and conditions for specific plant type.

  • Nurse plants

    Determine the need for nursing activities and carry out nursing by cultivating, maintaining, watering and spraying the plants and trees manually or using appropriate equipment, taking into account the plant species and following safety requirements.

  • 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 a greenhouse

    Perform maintenance work on greenhouses. Clean greenhouse windows, drains and gutters.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide agri-touristic services handle veterinary emergencies place orders for flower products pruning types crop production principles advise customers on types of flowers prepare flower arrangements sell flowers process flower bulbs provide fertilizer recommendation for flowers fertilisation principles watering principles assist equipment operation soil structure assist landscape projects agritourism plant species create flower arrangements pick orders of agricultural products perform on-farm product processing direct the preparation of food pest control in plants present the farm facilities use agricultural information systems and databases organic farming carry out work related calculations in agriculture select adequate packaging for food products plant propagation coordinate greenhouse environment quality criteria for storage facilities customer relationship management promote farm products agronomy keep task records plant harvest methods food safety principles horticulture principles types of storage facilities execute disease and pest control activities pruning techniques greenhouse types plant disease control