Job description Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse in Canada

Find out what work is like for a hand sprayer - greenhouse in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432).

Nursery and greenhouse workers


Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • Monitor plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse crops
  • Spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • Position and regulate greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems to water plants and fields
  • Dig, cut and transplant trees, shrubs, flowers and plants and prepare them for sale
  • Provide information to customers on gardening, the use of various garden tools and products and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
  • May operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
  • Maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Clean working areas.

Job titles

  • forest nursery worker
  • greenhouse worker
  • hothouse worker
  • hydroponics worker
  • nursery worker
  • horticulture worker

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