Everyone loves corn and it’s a popular vegetable amongst Australians and 80-90% of corn is produced at a handful of extremely large farming operations across Australia. They will typically employ workers in large batches.
Corn Picking Tips
Corn will be ready to be picked as soon as the ears have completely filled out. ( sweet corn and roasting ears) The key is to talk with your harvest supervisor and learn when in their opinion the corn is ready for harvest and the best technique to do so.
Things you’ll need when Corn picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
Corn outside North America, Australia, and New Zealand means any cereal crop
Pay Information for Corn Picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.