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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.
forest nursery worker, greenhouse worker, horticulture worker, hothouse worker, hydroponics worker, nursery worker.
- Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
- 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 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 area.
Outlook & Prospects for Nursery and Greenhouse Workers in Thompson--Okanagan Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2013
- Inclement weather caused $18M in damages to BC¿s tree fruit industry this year. The amount of damage is more than two times what¿s normal for fruit growers. About 80% of the crop damage was caused by hailstorms in the Okanagan Valley this summer.
- The BC Wine Grape Council, representing 317 growers and 139 wineries in the Okanagan-Similkameen, expects a bountiful grape harvest this year despite inclement June weather
- To save costs, BC Tree Fruits will be closing its 70-year old Kelowna packinghouse in the fall of 2013 and shifting production to existing packinghouses in Oliver and Winfield. The number of affected employees has not yet been disclosed.
- A surge in the Okanagan wine industry¿s 2012 grape harvest bodes well for wine sales in 2013 and 2014. The useable crop increased 17%, due in part to favourable weather.
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