Weed or thin crops.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Weeder-Thinners do?

Weeds or thins crops, such as tobacco, strawberries, sugar beets, and carrots, by hand or using hoe: Breaks up soil around each plant. Pulls or cuts out weeds and surplus seedlings. Grooves dirt along row to facilitate irrigation, and mounds dirt around plants to protect roots. May be designated Hoer when job emphasis is on use of hoe.

Should I be a Weeder-Thinner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Apple Thinner, Bulb Weeder, Fruit Thinner, Hop Trainer, Weed Burner, Weeder

    How to become a Weeder-Thinner

    Weeder-Thinners generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Weeder-Thinner-related education!
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