Skills Fertilization Service Contractor - Agriculture near Grande Prairie (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a fertilization service contractor - agriculture in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Monitoring animal health
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapes
  • Lowering
  • Harvesting seedlings
  • Greenhouse cleaning
  • Fruit trees training
  • Deleafing
  • Clipping
  • Weeding
  • Vertical farming system
  • Budding trees
  • Brush collecting
  • Suckering
  • Shoot positioning
  • Seed cutting
  • Tying
  • Permaculture
  • Soil fertility programs
  • Negotiate with clients for provision of services
  • Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses
  • Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
  • Maintain financial and production records
  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  • Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Develop work schedules and establish procedures
  • Milking goats
  • Livestock branding
  • Handling animals
  • Feed inventory
  • Farm animal grooming
  • Weaning
  • Cattle training
  • Cattle exhibition
  • Calving
  • Boar semen collection
  • Soybean farming
  • Show horse preparation
  • Shearing with knife
  • Reining
  • Processing pig litters
  • Train horses
  • Select livestock for sale
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Formulate feeding program
  • Hoeing crops
  • Vegetable culling
  • Stone and/or wood picking
  • Knowledge of bee biology
  • Honey farm
  • Honey bees
  • Harvesting honey
  • Detection and treatment of bee diseases
  • Wax stamping beehives
  • Automated honey extractor
  • Apiary work
  • Apiary management

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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