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Flower Grower

Also known as Floriculturist.

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs planting, cultivating and harvesting activities to grow flowering and foliage plants.


Tasks Include:


  • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
  • selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks
  • maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control
  • maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
Specialisations
  • Market Gardener (Flowers)
Job prospects for Crop Farmers in Victoria

Occupations in the Crop Farmers group include Cotton Grower, Crop Farmers (other), Flower Grower, Fruit or Nut Grower, Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower, Grape Grower, Mixed Crop Farmer, Sugar Cane Grower, Turf Grower and Vegetable Grower.

Employment prospects
There are currently 13,200 Crop Farmers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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