Agronomist - Search Guide Services, Zambia

  • Zambia
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Agriculture
  • Posted by Search Guide Services on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Reference: AGMST009#
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 40 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Search Guide Services

A leading multinational organization, specializing in Agricultural inspection and testing, has the following position available

Agronomist

* To gather, interpret and evaluate information about the chemistry, biology and physics of soils to inform and influence issues such as agricultural production, environmental quality, climate change, land remediation and biodiversity
* To advise on precision agricultural data such as crop yields, soil characteristics, input applications, terrain, drainage patterns and field management history.
* To compile and analyze geospatial data to determine agricultural implications of factors such as soil quality, terrain, field productivity, fertilizers, and weather conditions.
* To compare crop yield maps with maps of soil test data, chemical application patterns, or other information.
* Develop site-specific crop management plans.
* To document and maintain records of precision agriculture information
* Investigate and advise ways to improve crop yields and discern the best ways to plant, harvest, and cultivate the plants, regardless of the climate
* Develop methods to control weeds and pests to keep crops disease-free.
* Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and insect and pest control.

Skills & Competencies:

The crops that we are interested are as follows

* Summer grains

* Maize
* Sunflower
* Soy beans
* Grain sorghum

* Small grains

* Wheat
* Canola

* Orchard crops

* Wine grapes
* Citrus
* Table grapes
* Apples
* Pears
* Avos
* Pecan nuts
* Macadamia nuts

* Sugarcane
* Vegetables
* Potatoes
* Tobacco
* Cotton

Experience:

* 3 year B. Agric Degree
* 4 year M. Sc in Agriculture
* Agricultural College degree of 3 years
* Preferably 3 years field experience, but the more experience the better!
* The above mentioned degrees must be with a focus on (key search words) soil sciences, agronomy, crop production, vegetable production, viniculture and fruit production

Apply before Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 40 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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