Potato Planting: Potato planting is done by machine, with a sharp knife; workers will cut the seed potatoes in four and put the pieces into the machine, once the machine is ready for planting it will be taken to the fields.
Potato Harvesting: The worker will pick the potatoes up from the ground placing them in a 5/8 BU bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the potatoes in the back of the truck, repeating the process throughout the day. Sorting potato: Potatoes will be harvested by machine and put in a conveyor belt; workers will stand by the conveyor belt and sort the potatoes by size and quality at the same time workers will need to remove debris. Potatoes packing: Trucks will take the harvested potatoes to the packing house which is located inside the farm, workers will pick out the potatoes that will be used for seed the rest of the potatoes will be separated by size, labeled and packed. Onion: Plantation: Some workers will walk down the onion fields putting the onion plants on the grown, other workers will go behind them making holes and putting the onion plants in the ground and covering them with dirt. Harvesting Onions: by bending over to pick up onions from the ground, grabbing several onions at one time and clipping the roots and tops with shears, allow onions to fall into buckets, then dumping filled buckets or bushels into bins located on trailers supplied by grower. Packing Onions: Trucks will take the harvested onions to the packing house which is located inside the farm where they will be separated by size, labeled and packed.
Watermelon Planting: Workers will grab a tray of watermelon plants; working down the rows worker will make a hole on the ground, insert the watermelon plant in the hole and cover the hole with dirt. Harvesting Watermelon by hand, the worker will walk down the watermelon field rows where the watermelon will be harvested. The worker will first cut the vine off the watermelon with a small knife and turn the watermelon over. The worker will bend over harvesting the ripe watermelon which can vary in weight from 20 to 60 lbs. from the ground and tossing the watermelon to the worker next to him and this worker will toss the watermelon to the next worker and so on, until the watermelon is then tossed to the person inside the bus who will place the watermelon on the floor. Packing: When the bus is full, it will be taken to the packing house where the workers will unload the watermelon and put it in a conveyor belt that will transport the watermelon into the packing house where it will be separated by size, labeled and packed. Note: The packing house is located inside the Farm and more than 50% of the product processed is produced by the Fixed Site Employer. General Maintenance: Workers on physical work restrictions or when harvesting work is not available may be required to perform miscellaneous clean-up work on work site property, on structures utilized in the work site operation, and on housing for harvesting workers. Such clean-up activities include the sprouting, pruning, and painting of trees; debris, weed, and vine removal; irrigation repair; housing and structure cleaning and repair. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, the employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools.