Top Grower Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Grower. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Grower resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.7% of Grower resumes contained Pesticide Applications as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Grower actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Grower resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Pesticide Applications

high Demand
Here's how Pesticide Applications is used in Grower jobs:
  • Involved greenhouse production of annual flowers and perennials, horticulture practices, fertilizing, pesticide applications.
  • Monitored environmental controls using Priva and operated hydraulic sprayers and Pulse Fog sprayers for pesticide applications.

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2. Greenhouse Operations

high Demand
Here's how Greenhouse Operations is used in Grower jobs:
  • Grow a variety of plants from seed to finished product using plant care techniques used in greenhouse operations.
  • Produced high value crops at maximum productivity, learning: Greenhouse operations and the value of a controlled environment.
  • Performed greenhouse operations in VA greenhouse, growing and maintaining a variety of plants.
  • Assisted in most aspects of greenhouse operations.
  • Assisted in all aspects of greenhouse operations, including, planting, plant propagation, facility maintenance, and bookkeeping/retail operations.

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3. Nursery Stock

high Demand
Here's how Nursery Stock is used in Grower jobs:
  • Organized nursery stock and merchandised displays for retail and wholesale customers.
  • Lifted, carried and loaded nursery stock.

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4. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Grower jobs:
  • Operate cash register and provide great customer service with a smile.
  • Work in customer service, cash register, stocking, inventory
  • Assisted with delivery, maintenance, and customer service.
  • Provided customer service in multiple facets.
  • Worked on customer service support.
  • Filled orders, customer service, with experience in all phases of wholesale/retail operation including irrigation and production.
  • Garden Specialist Performed exceptional customer service Accommodated the clients' needs and preferences Organized the merchandise by plant type and price

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5. IPM

high Demand
Here's how IPM is used in Grower jobs:
  • Supervised and Trained Greenhouse staff Monitored all incoming and outgoing shipments for quality and accuracy.
  • Maintained and repaired infrastructure and damaged equipment to minimize downtime.
  • Helped construct the environmentally sealed rooms with all associated equipment.
  • Performed maintenance and repairs of agricultural equipment.
  • Grow all the produce participated in all harvest worked on all equipment built green houses build-ed two new locations
  • Set up watering equipment such as booms and sprinklers for early morning or late night watering.
  • Maintained equipment and facilities in accordance with industry health standards to ensure superior plant quality.
  • Helped organize orchid of the month shipments to multiple locations around the United States.
  • Monitor and care for crop with knowledge of prevention and IPM.
  • Operated equipment for raised bed preparation and application of foliage sprays.
  • Control pests by implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Assisted in unloading of plants when shipments would arrive.
  • Operated motorized vehicles and equipment such as tractors.
  • Improved greenhouse facilities and equipment.
  • Performed agricultural work on organic vegetable farm Performed maintenance and repairs of agricultural equipment.
  • Make sure plant conditioning equipment is setup/installed.
  • Invoice customers for product harvested and shipped through Famous software system and track inventory as each shipment issent to coordinating customers.
  • Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray fields and plants.
  • treated pests and diseases on plants and actively developed IPM strategies.
  • Use of power equipment(chain saws, commercial mowers, commercial blowers, weedwhackers,)Cleaning of facilities.

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6. Pest Management

high Demand
Here's how Pest Management is used in Grower jobs:
  • Performed weekly maintenance, including fertilization, weeding and pest management.
  • Managed watering, fertility management, soil testing, and pest management.
  • Identified and created pest management treatment programs resulting in a pest freevegetation grow for the company.
  • Devised operational procedure of Integrated Pest Management including the application of hormones and pesticides.
  • Administered greenhouse and nursery operations; seeding, transplanting, produce irrigation, pest management, and planting calendar.
  • Scouted for pests and made recommendations for pest management, and applied pest management techniques.

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7. Plant Growth Regulators

high Demand
Here's how Plant Growth Regulators is used in Grower jobs:
  • Apply pesticides and plant growth regulators as needed.
  • Applied Plant Growth Regulators to poinsettias.

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8. Plant Material

high Demand
Here's how Plant Material is used in Grower jobs:
  • Gained knowledge of plant material including health, quality issues, disease and pests of Iris.
  • Monitored all plant material daily and watered the plants accordingly to promote growth.
  • Located and pulled all plant material for the daily truck shipment.
  • Maintained plant material for research and teaching, including watering, fertilizing, pruning, and propagation.
  • Clean plant trays that were infected with old plant material.
  • Preserve exterior landscapes and plant materials.

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9. Clone

high Demand
Here's how Clone is used in Grower jobs:
  • Cut and clone plants for each vegetative cycle, Help to make informed decisions of the next strains to be grown.
  • Brew teas for all Veg, Clone, Mother and Flowering plants.
  • Developed & Followed daily maintenance program including full charge of clone room.
  • Maintain all plants and clones for 50 light system.
  • Work on plants, clone, up pot, feed, water.
  • DivisionPlanted clones; Maintained 250 plants; held key badge position with opening and closing responsibilities; operated GreenBro machine andTwister Trimmer
  • Completed all tasks in the grow cycle from cutting clones to harvest.
  • Cloned plants, ph corrected water reservoirs.
  • Grow cannabis from both seeds and clones until maturity Custom Mix soil and add nutrients as needed Trim and cure plants

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10. Plant Care

high Demand
Here's how Plant Care is used in Grower jobs:
  • Keep accurate records for all plant care parameters, experiments, pesticide applications and tissue collection projects.
  • Involved in all aspects of plant care and propagation in a commercial greenhouse.
  • Plant care-ensured that watering, fertilizing,pest management,pruning,weeding,preparing soil media and grooming.

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11. Irrigation Systems

high Demand
Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Grower jobs:
  • Monitor plant irrigation systems, cuttings, mums, and poinsettias.
  • Assembled and repaired drip irrigation systems for mum and poinsettia production.
  • Introduced to a variety of irrigation systems.
  • Operate and maintain the irrigation systems.
  • Harvested organized and packed weekly Vermont Foodbank and CSA Shares * Operated farm equipment and irrigation systems
  • PRESENT) - Fresh Baked was an opportunity to learn more about irrigation systems and hydroponic growing.

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12. EC

average Demand
Here's how EC is used in Grower jobs:
  • Full Production responsibility for wholesale perennial crop of 200+ species/varieties, including propagation, irrigation/fertilization, pruning/cleaning, loading and shipping.
  • Coordinated with other growers to grow quality crops in accordance with production parameters and product specifications.
  • Performed duties in the propagation department and maintained irrigation and electrical systems with another person.
  • Participated in plant inspections for Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's certification requirements.
  • Tracked production goals and presented data and analysis to company executives and investors.
  • Supervised and developed organic IPM measures, bio-control practices and beneficial insect utilization.
  • Devised regular fertilizing and watering schedules; pruned and weeded when necessary.
  • Labeled and took inventory Prepared and executed seasonal flower shows.
  • Maintained and updated activity records for submission to supervisor.
  • Submitted weekly schedule water samples, inventory-recording and reporting.
  • Scheduled and implemented collection of plant material.
  • Conducted lectures and supervised laboratory experiments.
  • Monitored and maintained insecticide and fungicide.
  • Monitored and recorded seed germination data.
  • Maintain records for organic certification.
  • Developed and executed fertilizer programs.
  • Sprayed insecticides and fungicides regularly.
  • Maintained wholesale perennial orders electronically.
  • Scheduled proper times and necessary laborers for planting, irrigation, fertilizing, picking and the proper application of all chemicals.
  • Received multiple first, second and third place ribbons for culture and display in the yearly Virginia Orchid Society plant shows.

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13. Plant Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Plant Maintenance is used in Grower jobs:
  • Managed growers and plant maintenance staff in holding houses.
  • Job duties included picking/sorting tomatoes, plant maintenance, loading and moving pallets, tracking work progress on a weekly basis.
  • Obtained certification to spray for pest and fungal control in the greenhouse, and made IPM a priority in plant maintenance.
  • Pick, sort, pack tomatoes; greenhouse assembly, plant maintenance
  • Research plant maintenance and helping with college research classes.
  • Plant maintenance, Document Greenhouse facilities AutoCAD

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14. Chemical Applications

average Demand
Here's how Chemical Applications is used in Grower jobs:
  • Record keeping of fertilizers, chemicals, insect inspections, loss numbers, fertilizer and chemical applications.

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15. RAN

average Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Grower jobs:
  • Coordinated transportation and routing for prompt deliveries resulting in greater customer satisfaction.
  • Resolve transaction and invoice issues in collaboration with associates and supervisors.
  • Seed germination cloning transplanting pruning trimming drying watering.
  • Watered, transplanted, staked, cloned, cleaned pots, equipment, facility, trimmed, processed and packaged marijuana.
  • Can easily maneuver through drying and curing processes, and can take buds from branch to jar quickly and meticulously.
  • Mixed soil, potted/transplanted, and propagated a variety of ornamental crops, to include cuttings and tissue cultured plugs.
  • Assist perennial grower in daily tasks; cleaning and spacing perennials, transplanting plugs and spacing in a cold frame.
  • Merchandised the sales area, and ran retail office while owner and landscape crews went out on daily landscape jobs.
  • Performed all seeding and transplanting of over 100 different varieties of vegetables and flowers for a 150 acre farm.
  • Helped my mother's produce nursery along with transactions shipping plants and trimming and cloning small trees and flowers
  • Have experience growing hydrangeas, lilies, mums, poinsettias, and a vast array of annual flowers.
  • Coordinated and ran a weekly distribution of fresh, organic produce to the members of the food cooperative.
  • Job responsibilities were to start plants, planning, planting, transplanting, cultivation, pruning etc.
  • Obtained commercial driver s license to assist in sales & transportation of live plants in Seattle/Tacoma region.
  • Supervised merit increase, salary adjustment and changes, transfers, leave of absence, etc.
  • Demonstrate or explain working techniques, practices, or safety regulations to farm or ranch workers.
  • Support managers in pulling orders for the day and arranging them onto the delivery truck.
  • Coordinated transition from traditional growing to organic growing practices for pot herbs and greenhouse tomatoes.
  • Maintain state of the art grow facilities, follow transplant schedule and deliver yield consistently.
  • Expedited transplanting fully rooted lettuce sprouts into Styrofoam floats to be placed into grow ponds.

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16. Data Entry

average Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Grower jobs:
  • Help with METRC data entry for MED spreadsheets.
  • Updated and maintained viticulture and bulk wine data entry activities to ensure integrity in the WIM and CropTrak systems.
  • Assisted with data entry and summarization and presentation of data.

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17. Retail Store

average Demand
Here's how Retail Store is used in Grower jobs:
  • Added responsibilities: growing Junipers that were sold to retail stores in Canada using the California/slant stack method.
  • Prepared plants for distribution to retail stores; Greenhouse maintenance.
  • Greeted and assisted customers in retail store.

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18. Water Plants

average Demand
Here's how Water Plants is used in Grower jobs:
  • Learned many things from my boss like how to water plants in a timely manner.
  • Transplant and water plants, sales clerk, cashier, stock, plant planters, load/unload trucks.
  • Organize product, pull orders for customers, water plants, clean product
  • Water Plants, Make up batches of soil and basic machine maintenance.
  • Regulated irrigation system to water plants in 4 commercial greenhouses.
  • Plant, take cuttings, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants.

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19. CO2

average Demand
Here's how CO2 is used in Grower jobs:
  • Adjust moisture content, air temperature and CO2 ppm for optimum mycelia growth.

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20. Large Scale

average Demand
Here's how Large Scale is used in Grower jobs:
  • Help manage and build out a large scale commercial grow warehouse.

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21. Depot

average Demand
Here's how Depot is used in Grower jobs:
  • Visit all local Home Depot and Costco retail stores.
  • Collaborated in the set up and oversight of 5000ft.2 "full term and light depot" outdoor grows.

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22. Greenhouse Crops

average Demand
Here's how Greenhouse Crops is used in Grower jobs:
  • Manage and monitor greenhouse crops of Campanulas, Roses, Serracenias, and other ornamental plants.

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23. CBD

average Demand
Here's how CBD is used in Grower jobs:
  • Experience growing CBD dominant plants and also had the end products tested for potency mold, and pesticides.

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24. Plant Selection

low Demand
Here's how Plant Selection is used in Grower jobs:
  • Helped patrons with plant selection.
  • Assisted customers with plant selection.
  • Assisted customers with plant selections and answered questions on plant care.
  • Assisted customers in plant selection and provided care instructions.
  • Provide guidance and assist customers in plant selections.
  • Assisted customers in plant selection for applicable locations.

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25. Easter

low Demand
Here's how Easter is used in Grower jobs:
  • Consolidated growing information to produce digital crop culture guides for the long-term Easter lily crop.

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26. Argus

low Demand
Here's how Argus is used in Grower jobs:
  • Maintained irrigation lines, Argus environmental controls and Cherry Creek boom systems.
  • Used ARGUS to control climate and lighting within my given area, some cases used it for irrigation also.

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27. Trade Shows

low Demand
Here's how Trade Shows is used in Grower jobs:
  • Design and set-up of trade shows and exhibits.

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28. Different Types

low Demand
Here's how Different Types is used in Grower jobs:
  • Mixed and applied many different types of chemicals and fertilizers including calculating rates.
  • Propagated many different types of woody landscape plants from cuttings.
  • Keep track of number of different types of seed and seed packages grouped in each type of barley strain or experiment.
  • Plant, weed, and move around different types of plants which involves knowing what plants go in which greenhouse.
  • Organize and Move plants around the green house Plant and maintain different types of flowers and vines and
  • Planted and watered many different types of plants Assisted in other greenhouse duties such as spacing plants and cleaning up the greenhouse

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29. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Grower jobs:
  • Pig care, general maintenance, loading ,unloading of swine.
  • Schedule crop rotation -Cloning -Transplanting -Pesticide application -Harvesting -Watering -sterilization of grow area -General maintenance
  • Constructed greenhouses and display fixtures General maintenance of the greenhouses/grounds
  • Assist in maintenance of greenhouses to include watering and cleaning plants, sales, general maintenance duties.
  • General laborer, help customers in person and over the phone, sales and general maintenance.
  • General Maintenance, Encourage Plant Growth, & Sales

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30. Inventory Control

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Control is used in Grower jobs:
  • Managed grower accounts, inventory control, pool accounting, assessments, and packing charges.

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31. CSA

low Demand
Here's how CSA is used in Grower jobs:
  • Managed crops at harvest time, supervised employees, handled CSA lists for 250 customers.
  • hoop house work, seller at farmer's markets, delivery for CSA boxes.

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32. Computer System

low Demand
Here's how Computer System is used in Grower jobs:
  • Prepare orders for mass stores, create algorithms per maintenance of species and computer system for tracking plant production.
  • Managed five acres of greenhouses using a Priva computer system.
  • Input and generated invoices from the sales department into a computer system.

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33. Hand Tools

low Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Grower jobs:
  • Planted, extracted weeds, fertilized, watered plants, shrubs, and trees while using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Planted, sprayed weeded and watered plants using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Used hand tools and gardening tools to cultivate the soil.

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34. Crop Production

low Demand
Here's how Crop Production is used in Grower jobs:
  • Implemented a crop production scheduling and tracking system and cut labor costs by these processes in only six months.

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35. Greenhouse Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Greenhouse Equipment is used in Grower jobs:
  • Operate computerized environmental greenhouse equipment.
  • Operate greenhouse equipment including soil sterilizer, irrigators, tractors and trucks

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36. Plant Inventory

low Demand
Here's how Plant Inventory is used in Grower jobs:
  • Cared for and maintained ornamental plant inventory, including pest control and nutrient supplies.
  • Worked to maintain plant inventory for multiple greenhouses.

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37. Extensive Knowledge

low Demand
Here's how Extensive Knowledge is used in Grower jobs:
  • Applied extensive knowledge of organic farming methods to improve greenhouse systems.

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38. New Plants

low Demand
Here's how New Plants is used in Grower jobs:
  • Pull weeds, sweep out the greenhouses when they become empty so new plants can go in there.
  • plant new plants, upgrade plants into bigger pots, weed plants, pick orders for customers and deliver to customers.

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39. SOP

low Demand
Here's how SOP is used in Grower jobs:
  • Created SOP's for IPM Program, tissue culturing, and organic cloning.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Grower

Pesticide Applications18.6%
Greenhouse Operations16.8%
Nursery Stock7.9%
Customer Service6.5%
IPM6.1%
Pest Management5.9%
Plant Growth Regulators4.8%
Plant Material4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Grower

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Pesticide Applications
Pesticide Applications
15.7%
15.7%
2
2
Greenhouse Operations
Greenhouse Operations
14.2%
14.2%
3
3
Nursery Stock
Nursery Stock
6.7%
6.7%
4
4
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.5%
5.5%
5
5
IPM
IPM
5.2%
5.2%
6
6
Pest Management
Pest Management
5%
5%
7
7
Plant Growth Regulators
Plant Growth Regulators
4%
4%
8
8
Plant Material
Plant Material
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Clone
Clone
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
Plant Care
Plant Care
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
EC
EC
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Chemical Applications
Chemical Applications
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
RAN
RAN
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Retail Store
Retail Store
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Water Plants
Water Plants
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
CO2
CO2
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Large Scale
Large Scale
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Depot
Depot
1%
1%
22
22
Greenhouse Crops
Greenhouse Crops
1%
1%
23
23
CBD
CBD
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Plant Selection
Plant Selection
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Easter
Easter
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Argus
Argus
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Different Types
Different Types
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
CSA
CSA
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Computer System
Computer System
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Crop Production
Crop Production
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Greenhouse Equipment
Greenhouse Equipment
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Plant Inventory
Plant Inventory
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Extensive Knowledge
Extensive Knowledge
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
New Plants
New Plants
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
SOP
SOP
0.6%
0.6%

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