Class Code: 0052

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 0052 is assigned to orchard and grove owners who operate their own grove or groves and includes the following types of operations:

1. Owner-operators who will care for and cultivate the orchards, that is, pruning, spraying, and fumigating. Their employees will harvest the fruit.
2. Owner-operators who will cultivate the orchard, but when the fruit is ripe, will use a contractor to harvest the fruit.
3. Owner-operators who will contract out the caretaking and cultivating but will use their own employees to harvest the fruit.
4. Owner-operators who will contract for the care and for the harvesting to be done by others and whose only employee would be perhaps a watchman.

Additional Applications and Information:

Note:  Farm Operations:

For the purpose of the application of workers compensation farm classifications, a farm is defined as any parcel(s) of land used for the purpose of agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, dairying, or stock or poultry raising as a business or commercial venture. A division of payroll may be allowed for each separate and distinct type of commercial farm operation as described by farm classifications, provided that separate records of payroll are maintained. In the event that the payroll records do not reveal clearly an accurate segregation of payroll applicable to farm classifications, the entire payroll for the farm must be segregated on the basis of proportionate acreages.

Each farm classification includes all employees other than inside domestic workers, including drivers, and all normal repair and maintenance of buildings or equipment performed by the employees of the insured. Such activities as the maintenance of cows, hogs, or chickens for family use; a family orchard or truck garden; and hay or grain crop raised for the purpose of maintaining work animals on the farm must be considered usual and incidental to the operation of any type of farm.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 0052:

Refer to Code 0050 for grove caretaking by contractor and drivers—includes the care and cultivation of orchards, pruning, spraying, and fumigating.

Fruit picking by contractor to be separately classified as Code 0016.

Peanuts are classified under Code 0037.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 3.19

Construction Exemption Required: No