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  • 1) Performs any combination of following tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruits and nuts, such as cranberries, apples, and pecans, according to instructions from supervisor or farmer: Tills soil, plants stock, prunes trees and bushes, and removes suckers and runners from vines and plants, using tools such as shovels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, and shears.

  • 2) Sprays plants with prescribed herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides to control diseases and insects.

  • 3) Removes blossoms and thins fruit to improve fruit quality.

  • 4) Harvests fruit.

  • 5) May light smudge pots and torches or start wind machines that heat and circulate air about crop during cold weather to minimize frost damage.

  • 6) May lay out irrigation pipes, install sprinklers, and open and adjust water valves and gates to irrigate assigned fields.

  • 7) May repair wire fences and farm buildings, using handtools such as hammers and saws.

  • 8) May load and unload trucks.

  • 9) May guide harvester discharge spout over wooden bins to load fruit on trailer.

  • 10) May bag or box harvested fruit.

  • 11) May lay harvested fruit on trays in sun to sun-dry fruit.

  • 12) May clean, lubricate, and adjust farm machinery, such as weeders and harvesters, using tools such as wrenches and grease guns.

  • 13) May clear and burn roots and brush and gather ladders and containers to clean fields.

  • 14) May be identified with tasks being performed, such as thinning, smudging, and picking.

  • 15) May be designated according to crop grown as Farmworker, Berry; Farmworker, Cranberry; or according to work location as Laborer, Orchard; Laborer, Vineyard.




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DOT:   403.687-010

Job Number: 3779