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Crop Farm Workers


Crop Farm Workers perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.


This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • planting trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
  • building trellises for climbing vegetables and vines
  • operating farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables
  • spraying trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • thinning, weeding and hoeing row crops, and pruning trees and vines
  • irrigating land for crop growth
  • selecting and picking fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables according to size and ripeness, and discarding rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grading, sorting, bunching and packing produce into containers
  • loading filled fruit, nut, grain and vegetable containers onto trucks

Job Titles

  • Fruit or Nut Farm Worker 
  • Fruit or Nut Picker 
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Worker
  • Vegetable Farm Worker
  • Vegetable Picker 
  • Vineyard Worker 
  • Crop Farm Workers  

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