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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- Realistic / Conventional
- Realistic / Investigative
Types of chemical characteristics of pesticides and their adverse human and environmental effects.
- Road traffic laws
Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.
- 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.
Types of chemical characteristics of herbicides and their adverse human and environmental effects.
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Spread fertiliser
Spread fertiliser solutions to enhance plant growth.
- Work in a land-based team
Collaborate with others in a team for land-based machinery activities regarding services for agricultural production and landscaping.
- Operate agricultural machinery
Operate motorised agricultural equipment including tractors, balers, sprayers, ploughs, mowers, combines, earthmoving equipment, trucks, and irrigation equipment.
- Harvest crop
Mow, pick or cut agricultural products manually or using appropriate tools and machinery. Taking into account the relevant quality criteria of products, hygiene prescriptions and using the appropriate methods.
- Tow a tractor implement using the power take-off
Tow an implement to tractors equipped with power take-off.
- Understand instructions
Be able to understand oral and written instructions.
- Identify plants characteristics
Identify crop characteristics. Identify fruit or vegetable or crops ready for harvest. Grade, classify, or sort products according to specifications. Be able to recognise different types of bulbs by name, graded sizes, field markings and stock markings.
- Handling chemical products for soil and plants
Handling 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.
- Harvest cover crops
Sow or harvest cover crops, such as alfalfa.
- Implement instructions
Being able to implement written or oral instructions.