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Horticulturalist

Specialises in the growth of horticultural products, and develops new varieties and techniques to improve horticultural production.

Tasks

  • Determine methods to improve sowing, cultivating, and harvesting plants
  • Prepare plant propagules (seeds, cuttings and bulbs)
  • Maintain plants, including application of fertilisers and pesticides
  • Harvest and package plant products
  • Conduct research into varietal breeding
  • Investigate adaption of plants to environmental conditions
  • Investigate techniques to improve handling and storage of plant products

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy outdoor work
  • physically fit
  • enjoy manual activities
  • able to work as part of a small team