Plennegy: Research Field Assistant (Jacobsdal)

Plennegy Research

Free State, South Africa


Sep 27

The above position has become available in our Research Department at our research facility in Jacobsdal. The purpose of this role will be to assist the Programme Manager (Onion Breeding Programme) with the general field duties, data collection and reporting, as well as controlling field workers, equipment and material. Assists with the general field duties which includes but is not limited to: propagation and transplanting of seedlings, plot land preparation, crop production (tillage, planting, cultivation, spraying, harvesting), accurate data collection, irrigation operation (drip and overhead), and equipment (tractors, implements, irrigation) maintenance and repairsEnsures tasks are executed to an acceptable standard of accuracy and research protocols. Supervises planting, harvesting, pollinations, and fertilizer / spray applications and seed preparation / storageOversee productivity of sub-ordinates, and overall quality of work.

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