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Agronomist

Closing: May 5, 2024

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Published: Mar 21, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture; Master’s Degree in Agriculture (specializing in soil science) a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of agronomy work experience especially in the area of Cashew, soybean, groundnut and maize
  • Extensive experience in large-scale mechanized farming operations
  • In-depth knowledge of soil and crop principles
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.


Responsibilities

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture; Master’s Degree in Agriculture (specializing in soil science) a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of agronomy work experience especially in the area of Cashew, soybean, groundnut and maize
  • Extensive experience in large-scale mechanized farming operations
  • In-depth knowledge of soil and crop principles
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.


Duties

  • Ability to provide subject matter expertise on crops
  • Determine nutrient needs, advises and ensure the best treatment is provided to ensure maximum yield
  • Remove pests and efficiently manage disease on the farm
  • Create plans to maximize soil use and ensure land preparation is done as per standard
  • Troubleshoot issues affecting the health of crops and ultimately the yield and addressing them proactively
  • Providing advice on how to maximize yields and ensure standard yield for the seed to be used is achieved
  • Ensure maximum productivity on all crops planted on the farm
  • Protect the environment
  • Responsible for keeping data on plant performance
  • Responsible for ensuring standard agronomical practices are implemented on the farm
  • Supporting, supervising and training of farm workers
  • Liaison with research agencies and consultants in supporting crop quality and all research activities carried out on the farm


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