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    Mixed-crop growers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow and harvest specific combinations of field crops, field vegetables, tree and shrub crops, and garden, horticultural and nursery products, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

    Tasks include -

    (a) determining kinds and amounts of crops to be grown;

    (b) purchasing seeds, fertiliser and other supplies;

    (c) renting or investing in land and land improvements, buildings, working animals, equipment and machinery;

    (d) performing farm operations such as land preparation, sowing, planting and tending trees or bushes and cultivating and harvesting crops;

    (e) growing vegetables by intensive cultivation, and producing saplings, bulbs and seeds;

    (f) cultivating flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants for parks or public or private gardens;

    (g) growing plants for exhibition or medicinal purposes;

    (h) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

    (i) tending working animals and maintaining buildings, machinery and equipment;

    (j) delivering or marketing products;

    (k) performing related tasks;

    (l) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Farm worker, skilled/mixed crop

  • Farmer, mixed crop

  • Some related occupations classified else where:

  • Department manager, production and operations/agriculture - 1221

  • General manager, agriculture - 1311

  • Labourer, farm - 9211

  • Managing director, enterprise/agriculture - 1210

  • Operator, agricultural machinery - 8331

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.