Field crop and vegetable growers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow and harvest various types of field crops such as wheat and other cereals, rice, beetroot, sugar- cane, ground-nuts, tobacco, reeds or other field crops and potatoes, cabbages or other field vegetables, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.
Tasks include –
(a) determining kinds and amounts of crops to be grown;
(b) purchasing seeds, fertiliser and other supplies,
(c) renting or investing in land and land improvements, buildings, working animals, equipment and machinery;
(d) performing farm operations such as land preparation, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting crops and field vegetables;
(e) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;
(f) tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment;
(g) delivering or marketing farm products;
(h) performing related tasks.
(i) supervising other workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
Farm worker, skilled/field crops
Farmer, field crop
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Department manager, production and operations/agriculture – 1221
General manager, agriculture – 1311 Labourer, farm – 9211
Managing director, enterprise/agriculture – 1210
Operator, agricultural machinery – 8331
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