Tree and shrub crop growers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow and harvest trees and shrubs, such as fruit and nut trees, tea and coffee bushes, grape vines, berry-bearing bushes, cocoa trees and rubber trees and to collect sap, 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 and tending trees or bushes, collecting sap and harvesting crops;
(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/shrub 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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