Agronomist / Agronomy Field Trials

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Published
September 15, 2022
Category
Job Type
Reference
AG.15.09.22.JP
Salary
Competitive
Start date
2022-09-15
Contact Name
Jasdeep Panesar
Contact Email
apply.a4ljw55l1csw@aptrack.co.uk

Description

My client is a leading provider of scientific research services, product development and technical support to the crop protection and seed industry. They conduct field and lab-based studies to determine the safety/efficacy of new crop varieties and agrochemicals.

We are interested in speaking to Agronomists / Field Trials Technicians to join the business, you will be working as a member of the team responsible for setting up and undertaking field and plot experiments as part of the R&D agricultural programs.

This is a great opportunity for graduates with a background in Agronomy to enter the industry.

The Role:

• Manage implement and plan agricultural trials following Good Experimentation Practices (GEP), according to protocols/study plans and procedures.
• Determine the location of the trials according to the protocol or the study plan, the conditions.
• Set up, mark out and maintain sites.
• Responsible for implementation and management of fungicide, insecticide, and herbicide field trials.
• Application of treatments according to the application agenda, the type of application, conditions, and precautions of use.
• Sampling according to the instructions (time limits, intervals, crop stage, quantities, soil, and water samples).
• Assist the harvest team during the harvest period and collection of relevant samples.

The Candidate:

• Agricultural based degree or equivalent agricultural qualification.
• Experience of working in field crop trials that includes pesticide application and crop assessment would be beneficial, but full training will be provided where necessary.
• PA1, PA2, PA6 preferable.
• BASIS and FACTS qualifications would be an advantage but not essential.
• Willingness and motivated to learn, with a ‘can-do’ attitude, enthusiasm, and passion for the arable industry.

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