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Overview

Fruit or Nut Farm Workers perform routine tasks on fruit or nut farms, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. They may spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.

Day-to-day

  • undertakes planting using hand tools and farm machines
  • builds trellises for climbing plants and vines
  • operates machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest fruit and nuts
  • sprays trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weeds, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • thins, weeds and hoes row crops, and prunes trees and vines
  • irrigates land for crop growth
  • selects and picks fruit and nuts according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grades, sorts and packs produce into containers
  • loads filled fruit and nut containers onto trucks.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Fruit and Nut Farm Worker

  • You can work as a Fruit or Nut Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in production horticulture or agriculture might be helpful.

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