Nursery and Greenhouse Operators and Managers

(NOC 8254)
 

Career Description

Nursery and greenhouse operators and managers plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

Duties May Include

Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses

Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly

Determine type and quantity of stock to grow

Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock

Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems

Develop marketing plans

Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns

Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories

Hire and supervise staff, oversee training and set work schedules

Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.

Examples of Titles

Greenhouse Operator
Nursery Operator

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Modified on May 17, 2012