A grower is responsible for the day-to-day growing and decision making for plants, plant materials and environments. Job responsibilities of a grower include the care and maintenance of the soil for optimal plant product and quality, growing of the plants and other organisms, inspecting of the plants and soil to ensure quality, spraying of pesticides and pest protection mixes, the implementation of recommendations from management, maintaining records on plant maintenance and production, and ensuring health and safety standards are followed.
A high school diploma is required to be a grower. Helpful job skills include good decision-making skills, good problem-solving skills, strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to learn on the job, ability to work as a part of a team and independently, and physical fitness. The future job market outlook for a grower is fair.