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Company: Family Tree Nursery
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Grower responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:

  • Ability to manage staff when working in your area
  • Open and closing their area
  • Temperature control
  • Setting appropriate temperatures Diff
    • Double checking equipment in morning and night and before, especially before inclement weather!
    • Adjusting during the day to clouds or sun/temperature fluctuation
    • Controlling light-shade clothe/blackout systems/forced lights Manage fertility tanks
      • Mixing, Calibrating, testing and adjusting
      • Making fertility decisions
      • When to grow/hold
      • What type and rate
      • pH/alkalinity & sensitivity on specific crops
      • Iron efficient or inefficient? Watering
        • 3 watering checks a day
        • Decision making- proper timing
        • Spotting or water full?
        • What is the weather? What time is it?
        • Double checking greenhouse assistants (head grower and assistant grower should be training, but growers should be sure the watering is done appropriately)
        • You are ultimately responsible for Everything done in your area; Right, or wrong
        • Checking roots for salts and disease (E.C.)
        • Scouting/Monitoring disease/insects/unsuitable growth
        • Spraying/drenching Insecticides/Miticides/Fungicides/PGR's
        • Cleanliness of range
        • Rolling hoses up, cleaning sidewalks, organizing shelves/flagging material, leftover pots, flats in aisle, etc.
        • Sterilizing/disinfecting between crops
        • Weed prevention and control
        • Grading crop/pulling out dead or runts
        • Pulling orders
        • In communication with stores about outages or substitutions
        • Knowing when things are green, ripe, rotten. Motive is to ship only the ripe material
        • Holding or flagging presold material
        • Inventory
        • Ability to multitask or accomplish many of these tasks simultaneously.
        • Take notes in journal and allow production coordinator to file them


Keywords: Family Tree Nursery, Kansas City , Grower, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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