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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse - 45-2092.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Field Irrigation Worker
  • Gardener
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Grower
  • Harvester
  • Nursery Worker
  • Orchard Worker
  • Picker

SOC Occupation Groups

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
45-2000 Agricultural Workers
45-2090 Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
45-2092.00 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Related Occupations


  • Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Cut, roll, and stack sod.
  • Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.
  • Dig, rake, and screen soil, filling cold frames and hot beds in preparation for planting.
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • Feel plants' leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand.
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, and other materials to condition soil, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels.
  • Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress.
  • Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems.
  • Maintain inventory, ordering materials as required.
  • Move containerized shrubs, plants, and trees, using wheelbarrows or tractors.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
  • Participate in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops.
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, water, and prune plants, shrubs, and trees, using gardening tools.
  • Provide information and advice to the public regarding the selection, purchase, and care of products.
  • Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs.
  • Record information about plants and plant growth.
  • Regulate greenhouse conditions, and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures.
  • Sell and deliver plants and flowers to customers.
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Sow grass seed, or plant plugs of grass.
  • Tie and bunch flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees, wrap their roots, and pack them into boxes to fill orders.
  • Trap and destroy pests, such as moles, gophers, and mice, using pesticides.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on farming or forestry operations, regulations, or equipment.
  • Build agricultural structures.
  • Capture or kill animals.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
  • Cut trees or logs.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
  • Harvest agricultural products.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
  • Operate farming equipment.
  • Operate irrigation systems.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks.
  • Plant crops, trees, or other plants.
  • Prepare land for agricultural use.
  • Sell agricultural products.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Budder
  • Ditch Rider
  • Farmworker, Diversified Crops II
  • Farmworker, Field Crop II
  • Farmworker, Fruit II
  • Farmworker, General I
  • Farmworker, General II
  • Farmworker, Grain II
  • Farmworker, Vegetable II
  • Fig Caprifier
  • Harvest Worker, Field Crop
  • Harvest Worker, Fruit
  • Harvest Worker, Vegetable
  • Horticultural Worker II
  • Irrigator, Gravity Flow
  • Irrigator, Sprinkling System
  • Irrigator, Valve Pipe
  • Seed Cutter
  • Weeder-Thinner