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February

Agronomist Horticulture

Private Company - Canning Vale, WA

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Client

Our client is a diverse Group of experienced and established growers of fresh produce (fruit and vegetables) in Western Australia.

The Role

Our client is seeking to employ two Agronomists specialising in production horticulture. 

These pivotal roles will include providing agronomic recommendations and technical horticultural support to the Group and related producers in the region located between the Perth Metropolitan Region, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Kununurra and Broome. The Group also works with partner farms on Australia’s Eastern Seaboard to supply both export markets retail stores across Australia.

About You

To be successful you will have established yourself as a trusted Agronomist in both hands-on and advisory roles, demonstrating an understanding of the products, seasonal timings and general requirements of our region’s diverse and highly successful horticultural producers. It is expected that you will have at least two years’ work experience post qualification. 

A tertiary qualification either a degree or a diploma, in agricultural science, farming or a related field and a current driver’s license is essential.

Your duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Consultation with individual growers to establish their needs and goals
  • An expert understanding of plant nutrition, agronomy and modern crop production techniques
  • Taking of ground samples, recommendation and calculation of feeding, watering and supplements to optimise crops
  • Knowledge of a variety of pest control and disease management with the ability to talk directly to customers and retailers advising on specific areas
  • Performing crop checks to assess pest control efficacy
  • Recording and reporting data
  • Grower management, support and advice
  • Trialling new plant health products
  • Establish trials to agreed protocols, collection of trial data and samples and trial reporting
  • Monitor crop phenology
  • Assist in crop count and yield forecasting
  • Assist with research and practical experience to troubleshoot crop diseases, under performance and other problems that may arise
  • Establish and document best practice management techniques to grow different crops across a diverse region

How to apply

The successful applicant will be rewarded with a remuneration package that will include a base salary + superannuation, company vehicle, phone, computer and four weeks paid annual leave. Base salary will be negotiated to a level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply please include your resume, a copy of your tertiary qualification and a cover letter detailing your work experience in fruit and vegetable farming.

Canning Vale, WA

Agriculture, Nature & Animal




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