De Lacy Executive Recruitment North America
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Research Agronomist
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De Lacy Executive Recruitment North America

Research Agronomist

Our client is a leading global seed company specializing in turf -- forage and other crops. Reporting to the Head of R&D -- the Research Agronomist provides assistance to the Farm Manager -- with responsibilities for field management -- planting -- harvesting -- records and budget planning. The Research Agronomist applies a thorough understanding of agriculture concepts and techniques to implement high quality field testing through careful planning -- execution and documentation of research. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for making agronomic-related decisions regarding research and trial activities. Develop and implement long-term agronomic plans and practices to support organizational plans and budgets. Plan -- schedule -- execute -- evaluate -- analyze -- interpret and report results of trials and experiments. Establish -- monitor -- maintain -- take agronomic and disease notations -- and harvest trials and nurseries. Ensure and perform timely soil preparation for new nurseries and trials and assist in seed harvest -- cleaning and planting. Perform timely application of chemicals -- fertilizers and treatments according to procedures and protocols. Remain up to date on compliance with all state and federal regulations -- compliance standards and company policies and procedures. Manage maintenance of equipment. Follow and update field management plan annually. Maintain chemical applicators license. DESIRED PROFILE: Post-secondary education in Agriculture -- Horticulture -- Plant Sciences -- or related field 3+ years of horticulture -- on-farm experience in a research-related role Knowledge of chemicals -- fertilizers -- mechanics and equipment used on a research farm Strong critical thinking and time management skills with ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
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