Published
May 19, 2021
Location
Porterville, South Africa
Category
Job Type
Job Category
Agronomy (crops) and horticultural production, Plant nutrition, plant protection, Plant propagation and nursery management
Accept Terms and Conditions
Yes

Description

A leading innovative grower of berries, with farms in South Africa and globally, is recruiting an experienced, self-motivated and target-driven Agronomist for a berry test plot in Porterville, Western Cape. The position will report to the Lead Agronomist.

Purpose of the Role:

Responsibilities:

  • Run a berry test plot executing basic functions to ensure trial objectives are achieved.
  • Execute precise irrigation & fertigation applications per set trial.
  • Precise harvesting of all trials and measured as per trial parameters.
  • Data management maintained for the trial site.
  • Apply fruit counts and submit weekly berry forecasts for 5 growers.
  • Shadow the Lead Agronomist on key farm visits.

 Candidate Requirements

  • Tertiary: BSc/MSc Agriculture (Horticulture) or National Diploma.
  • Good understanding, experience and knowledge of good agronomic practicesyoung energetic person.
  • Between 1-3 years’ experience in agronomy, technical advisory, plant nutrition, fertigation and crop protection.
  • Broad technical knowledge of crops, products, and farming practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy is essential with good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and excellent report writing skills.
  • Driving license with own transport.
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