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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop
District Of Columbia

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Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops applying pesticides cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

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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

  • Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops.
  • Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress.
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs.
  • Dig and plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cargo trucks
  • Harvesters
  • Haymaking machinery
  • Screwdrivers
  • Utility knives

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Internet browser software
  • Mobile location based services software

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