Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

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Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Sample Job Titles Cane Cutter, Carrot Harvester, Citrus Picker, Corn Picker, Cotton Picker, Crop Picker, Flower Picker, Greenhouse Transplanter, Harvest Worker, Harvester, Hydroponic Controlled Environment Agricultural Grower, Orchard Hand, Orchard Worker, Pecan Gatherer, Pepper Picker, Vineyard Tender.