Standard Occupational Classification

NOTE:

The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.

45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).

Illustrative examples: Pepper Picker, Pecan Gatherer, Greenhouse Transplanter

Broad Occupation: 45-2090 Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
Minor Group: 45-2000 Agricultural Workers
Major Group: 45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

List of SOC Major Groups
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010

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