Cotton Picker Career
*A job as a Cotton Picker falls under the broader career category of Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.
for Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse :
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
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