Profession land-based machinery operator
Land-based machinery operators operate specialised equipment and machinery for agricultural production and maintenance of landscape.
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Types of chemical characteristics of herbicides and their adverse human and environmental effects.
- 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.
- Road traffic laws
Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Types of chemical characteristics of pesticides and their adverse human and environmental effects.
- Work in a land-based team
Collaborate with others in a team for land-based machinery activities regarding services for agricultural production and landscaping.
- Handle chemical products for soil and plants
Handle chemical products for soil and plants includes cleaning the equipment used for spreading and spraying, mixing of chemicals, preparing pesticides and herbicides for spraying, preparing fertilisers for spreading.
- Implement instructions
Being able to implement written or oral instructions.
- 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.
- Identify plants characteristics
Identify and classify crop characteristics. Be able to recognise different types of bulbs by name, graded sizes, field markings and stock markings.
- Spread fertiliser
Spread fertiliser solutions to enhance plant growth.
- Tow a tractor implement using the power take-off
Tow an implement to tractors equipped with power take-off.
- Harvest cover crops
Sow or harvest cover crops, such as alfalfa.
- Understand instructions
Be able to understand oral and written instructions.
- Operate agricultural machinery
Operate motorised agricultural equipment including tractors, balers, sprayers, ploughs, mowers, combines, earthmoving equipment, trucks, and irrigation equipment.
Optional knowledge and skillsvariety of botanicals create solutions to problems agronomy use a computer make independent operating decisions communicate with customers irrigate soil maintain mechanical equipment address problems critically perform loading and unloading operations load equipment use different communication channels prepare equipment for harvest operate landscaping equipment environmental policy fertilisation principles unload equipment fertiliser products operate gps systems apply precision farming
Source: Sisyphus ODB