Technical Manager / Officer (Agriculture)

Reference: 6068 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux

Job Description:

  • Technical Management: Soil, Water, Light
    • Monitor in-field soil water management, consulting with the area manager and alerting the TM where problems are seen
    • Monitor and report on own findings of the different phenological stages
    • Report on the efficacy in the implementation of key plant growth regulator applications
    • Coordinate the leaf and soil sampling program
    • Assist the TM with soil profiling and mapping.
    • Fertigation & foliar spray implementation; spot checks on EC, tank mixes, etc.
    • Assist in data handling & evaluation and report writing
    • Conduct ad hoc technical assignments
  • Technical Management: Pest & Disease
    • Assist the P&DM in auditing the scouting procedure, reporting on P&D findings.
    • Monitor and report to the P&DM on the progress and efficiency of the P&D control program.
    • Conduct ad hoc technical assignments
  • Research and Development
    • Supervise the planning and implementation of field trials and packhouse storage trials for Western Cape farms
    • Assist in the evaluation of field trials
    • Supervise the harvesting of field trials
    • Assist in fruit sampling for cultivar evaluations and displays
    • Supervise the care and maintenance of cultivar trial plantings
    • Sample fruit & conduct laboratory analysis for cultivar evaluations
    • Collate fruit measurement data from technicians and farm teams

Qualifications:

  • Must have skills and personality to be able to consult in future
  • Relevant degree (BSc Agric Horticulture/Soil Science)

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

To apply for this job email your details to exceedhr@exceed.co.za