Fruit and Nut Grower Job Profile

fruit growerJob Description for Fruit and Nut Grower

Fruit and Nut Grower plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow fruit and nuts.

Qualifications for Fruit and Nut 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 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:

  1. Orchardist
  2. Viticulturist