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611

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Market gardeners and crop growers plan, organize and perform operations to grow and harvest field crops; to grow fruit and other tree and shrub crops; to grow garden vegetables and medicinal and other plants; and to produce horticultural and horticultural nurseries products for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.
Tasks performed usually include: monitoring market activity and conditions, determining types and quantities of crops to be grown, and planning and coordinating production accordingly; purchasing seeds, bulbs and fertilizer; investing in land and land improvements; preparing land, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting various crops; tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment; producing saplings, bulbs and seeds; storing and carrying out some processing of produce; delivering or marketing farm products. Supervision of other workers may be included.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
6111 Field Crop and Vegetable Growers
6112 Tree and Shrub Crop Growers
6113 Gardeners, Horticultural and Nursery Growers
6114 Mixed Crop Growers

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