Flower Grower Job Profile

flower growerJob Description for Flower Grower

Flower Grover plans, directs, coordinates and performs planting, cultivating and harvesting activities to grow flowering and foliage plants.

Qualifications for Flower Grower

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 flowering and foliage plants from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
  • conducts soil analyses, site assessments, prepares and maintains growing media and sites
  • selects suitable plants and bulbs for growing, harvests crops, grades and stores picked flowers, bunches and packages flowers for market
  • controls temperature, light and humidity in greenhouses to maintain optimal growing conditions
  • maintains crop by weeding, identifying and treating pests and diseases, debudding, fertilising and watering plants
  • maintains farm and nursery 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
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors