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Terhune Orchards Farmworkers and Laborers in Salt Point, New York

1 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Job available 03/15/2021 - 11/30/2021

Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest vegetables, & fruits; apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, berries, cherries, & tomatoes. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. A minimum productivity standard applies; 100 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%.

Requirements:

* Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described
* Must understand basic instructions in English
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a\_orders.shtm.

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