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Mushroom Pickers harvest mushrooms and prepare produce for distribution.


  • plants mushroom spawn or spores using hand tools and farm machines
  • operates hand tools or farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest mushrooms
  • conducts appropriate duties to control weed growth, insects, diseases and undesirable fungus growth
  • irrigates land for crop growth
  • selects and picks mushrooms according to size and ripeness, while discarding rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers
  • loads the filled containers onto trucks.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Mushroom Picker

  • You can work as a Mushroom Picker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in production horticulture might be helpful.

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