Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Workers perform routine tasks on grain, oilseed protein, or pasture farms, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. They may spray chemicals on crops to treat diseases and pests.
You can work as a Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).
- Plants seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines.
- Builds trellises for climbing vegetables and vines.
- Operates farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest vegetables and other field crops.
- Sprays plants, crops and pastures with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases.
- Thins, weeds and hoes row crops and vines.
- Irrigates land for crop growth.
- Selects and harvests crops according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce.
- Grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers and loads onto trucks.
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