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    Nursery Workers

    Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

    Cut, roll, and stack sod. Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs. Dig, rake, and screen soil; and fill cold frames and hot beds in preparation for planting. Dip cut flowers into disinfectant, count them into bunches, and place them in boxes to prepare them for storage and shipping. Feel plants' leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease. Fill growing tanks with water. Graft plants and trees into different rootstock to reduce disease by inserting and tying buds into incisions in rootstock. Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, and other materials to condition soil, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Move containerized shrubs, plants, and trees, using wheelbarrows or tractors. Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray fields and plants. Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools. Regulate greenhouse conditions, and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems. Sow grass seed, or plant plugs of grass. Tie and bunch flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees; wrap their roots; and pack them into boxes to fill orders. Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping. Fold and staple corrugated forms to make boxes used for packing horticultural products. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems. Maintain inventory, ordering materials as required. Provide information and advice to the public regarding the selection, purchase, and care of products. Record information about plants and plant growth. Sell and deliver plants and flowers to customers. Trap and destroy pests such as moles, gophers, and mice, using pesticides.

    Biology -- Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job .

    Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

    Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.