Field Crop Farmer: A description for the field crop farmer job

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Field Crop Farmer: Plants, cultivates, and harvests specialty crops, for example alfalfa, cotton, hops, peanuts, mint, sugarcane, and tobacco, applying knowledge of growth characteristics of individual crop, and soil, climate, and market conditions: Determines number and kind of employees to be hired, acreage to be tilled, and varieties and quantities of plants to be grown. Selects and purchases plant stock and farm machinery, implements, and supplies. Decides when and how to plant, cultivate, and irrigate plants and harvest crops, applying knowledge of plant culture. Attaches farm implements, for example plow, disc, and seed drill to tractor and drives tractor in fields to till soil and plant and cultivate crops. Drives and operates farm machinery to spray fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides and haul harvested crops. Hires, assigns duties to, and oversees activities of farm workers. Demonstrates and explains farm work techniques and safety regulations to new workers. Maintains employee and financial records. Arranges with buyers for sale and shipment of crop. May also install irrigation system(s) and irrigate fields. May also set poles and string wires and twine on poles to form trellises. May also lubricate, adjust, and make minor repairs on farm machinery, implements, and equipment, using mechanic’s handtools and work aids. May also plant seeds in cold-frame bed and cover bed with cloth or glass to protect seedlings from weather. May also transplant seedlings in rows, by hand or using transplanter machine. May also grade and package crop for marketing. May also be designated according to crop grown as Cotton Grower (agricultural services industry), Ginseng Farmer (agricultural services industry), Hay Farmer (agricultural services industry), Hop Grower (agricultural services industry), Peanut Farmer (agricultural services industry), Sugarcane Planter (agricultural services industry), Tobacco Grower (agricultural services industry).

Job industry: agricultural services industry

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