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Knapp Farms Operating Inc. Farmworkers * and Laborers in Sodus, New York

82 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 9/3/2019-11/24/2019.

This is a joint job order between Knapp Farms and VandeWalle Fruit Farm (5930 Shaker Road, Alton NY).

Workers will manually plant, cultivate, and harvest apples. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides or herbicides; cleaning and loading harvested products. There are no packing duties involved. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops such as pesticide use, yields, or costs. Prune trees seasonally to promote optimum growth of tree and fruit. Gather pruned branches from area for disposal.

Pick apple trees for fresh market and/or processing. Worker places ladder firmly against or within tree in a secure position so as not to break limbs or knock off fruit and to prevent slipping and falling. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Productivity must be at least 4 bins (80 bushels) fresh market and/or 6 bins (120 bushels) processing fruit per day. Workers will drive/operate tractors.


* This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working in tree fruit orchards.
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
* 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