1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1313-17

      Fruit and Nut Grower
      Fruit and Nut Farm Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow fruit and nuts.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • plans and manages the production and marketing of fruit and nut crops from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
  • grafts new varieties to root stock and plants ground crops between rows of trees and bushes to control weeds and soil temperature
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of produce
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitors market activity and plans crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • manages business capital, including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management, selects and purchases equipment
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Specialisations:
Orchardist
Viticulturist

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