"HORTICULTURAL WORKER I"
Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Plants, cultivates, and harvests horticultural specialties, such as flowers and shrubs, and performs related duties in environmentally controlled structure, applying knowledge of environmental systems: Ascertains growing schedules and deviations from established procedures from grower or manager.
- 2) Sows seed and plants cuttings.
- 3) Looks at and feels leaf texture, bloom development, and soil condition to determine nutrient and moisture requirements and to detect and identify germ and pest infestations.
- 4) Sets fertilizer timing and metering devices that control frequency and amount of nutrients to be introduced into irrigation system.
- 5) Applies herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides to destroy undesirable growth and pests, using spray wand connected to solution tank.
- 6) Reads and interprets sensing indicators and regulates humidity, ventilation, and carbon dioxide systems to control environmental conditions.
- 7) Grafts scions to seedling stock.
- 8) Pollinates, prunes, transplants, and pinches plants, and culls flowers, branches, fruit, and plants to ensure development of marketable products.
- 9) Harvests, packs, and stores crop, using techniques appropriate for individual horticultural specialty.
- 10) May maintain and repair hydroponic and environmental control systems.
- 11) May mix planting soil, following prescribed procedures.
- 12) May record information, such as chemicals used, grafting performed, and environmental conditions, to maintain required records.
- 13) May maintain and repair structures, using materials, such as corrugated fiberglass panels, lath, glass panes, and putty, and tools, such as hammer, saw, and putty knife.
- 14) May be designated according to work location as Greenhouse Worker; according to techniques employed as Hydroponics Worker; or according to horticultural specialty as Orchid Worker.
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Job Number: 4978