Orchard Worksite Visit:

Large Orchards

Orchard Worksite Facts: Orchards employ hand laborers throughout the year. They perform a range of tasks, involving hand tools, heavy machinery, and chemicals. Since Western orchards are so much larger, harvest operations may be partially automated, with workers picking from moving platforms. Trees are often trellised as well so that tree work is more regular and repetitive. Farmworkers may be supervised by a manager or a labor contractor. The major work tasks are shown below.