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  • 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