Fruit Growers prepare land for planting by laying out a land use plan, analyzing soil, tilling the soil, and planting or transplanting fruit trees and vines. They are also responsible for irrigating, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, and training plants to ensure maximum growth and harvest yields.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Agriculture - Fruit Grower (640F)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified growers range from minimum wage to about $17.00 per hour. Benefits and production bonuses are possible.
Agriculture-Fruit Grower (640F)
|Do you have a valid driver’s license?|
|Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?|
|Do you enjoy learning about plant material, cultivating techniques and theory and putting that knowledge to use?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?|
|Are you detail-oriented? Do you have the ability to work closely with others?|
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Agriculture-Fruit Grower (640F) may be for you!
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