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Nursery Workers
District Of Columbia

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Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Record information about plants and plant growth.
  • Sell and deliver plants and flowers to customers.
  • Feel plants' leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease.
  • Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray fields and plants.
  • Fill growing tanks with water.
  • Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality.
  • Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.
  • Tie and bunch flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees, wrap their roots, and pack them into boxes to fill orders.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Agricultural rollers
  • Broadcast spreaders
  • Saws
  • Secateurs or pruning shears
  • Utility knives

Technology:
  • Electronic mail software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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