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Mixed crop growers

Mixed crop growers plan organize and perform farming operations to grow and harvest specific combinations of field crops, field vegetables, tree and shrub crops, and garden, horticultural and nursery products, for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.

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Job Definition

(a) monitoring market activity and conditions, determining types and quantities of crops to be grown, and planning and coordinating production accordingly
(b) preparing soil by hand or machine, and spreading fertilizers and manure
(c) selecting and sowing seeds, and planting seedlings
(d) maintaining crops by cultivating soil, by transplanting, pruning or thinning crops trees and shrubs, and by setting up and operating irrigation equipment
(e) growing flowers and vegetables by intensive cultivation
(f) producing saplings, bulbs and seeds
(g) harvesting crops, inspecting, cleaning, grading, packaging, storing and loading products for sale or delivery to market
(h) tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, structures, equipment and water supply systems
(i) storing and carrying out some processing of produce
(j) promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of activities and transactions
(k) training and supervising workers in production, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors

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