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Berry Agronomy Pest Technician, Ventura County

Berry Agronomy Pest Technician, Ventura County

Company: Driscolls

Location: Ventura County

Position Title: Berry Agronomy Pest Technician

Job Description: The primary focus of this position will be to assist Oxnard Production and Agronomy teams with monitoring key berry pests and supporting implementation of Best Management Practices. This will be accomplished by managing pest traps on designated raspberry/blackberry ranches as well as logging findings, auditing grower practices through risk assessment evaluations, retrieving and reviewing spray records with entomologist, and supporting special projects and crop monitoring as needed.

What You Will Do:

  • Scouting for key berry pests in grower fields in Ventura County
  • Monitoring and trap counts on specific ranches of focus
  • Record and manage scouting data each week
  • Communicate Best Management Practices to growers
  • Assist District Team with field inspections and risk assessment reporting
  • Retrieve and review spray records for ranches of focus
  • Coordinate team meetings to share findings and discuss next steps
  • Perform other duties as instructed by supervisor
  • Follow Company policies, values and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, growers, etc.
  • Ensure the safe keeping of Driscoll’s confidential and proprietary information and materials

*This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the job’s responsibilities.

Requirements: 

  • Passion for plants, insects, and agriculture
  • Detail-oriented, curious, analytical
  • Ability to work independently, with strong time management skills
  • Strong communication skills; Spanish fluency is required
  • Course studies in agriculture, horticulture, plant science, pest science, or agriculture business
  • PCA license or in process of licensing program
  • Basic competency level with Microsoft Office
  • Have the ability to work in various conditions (both indoors and outdoors)
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • A California driver’s license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program are also required

HOW TO APPLY: 

Contact: Sarah Wool

sarah.wool@driscolls.com

Specialty Crop Agronomist, Woodland CA

Specialty Crop Agronomist, Woodland CA

Company: Corteva Agriscience

Location: Woodland, CA
Position Title: Specialty Crop Agronomist

Job Description: Corteva Agriscience has an opportunity for a Specialty Crop Agronomist! In this exciting role, your scientific knowledge and deep understanding of agronomy will make you an invaluable asset to our Crop Protection Field Science Team based in Woodland, CA.

As an integral member of the team, your responsibilities will include providing crucial support to project leaders in executing crop protection trials, as well as offering expert consultation to the local agronomy team on specialty crop agronomy. Your extensive experience in specialty crops, including brassicas, leafy vegetables, cole crops, fruiting vegetables, trees, and vines, will be put to excellent use here. By joining us at Corteva Agriscience, Woodland Station, you will not only contribute to the growth and success of our team but also enhance your own professional development.

What You Will Do:

Supporting specialty crop project managers and the local agronomy team to ensure the proper utilization of all agronomic practices (i.e. recommendations for pest management, field preparation, planting, irrigation, and harvest).

Supporting specialty crop project managers in crop protection trial management (i.e. plot spraying, assessments, data input, etc.).

  • Scout crops frequently and report on insect, weed, plant health, and irrigation needs.
  • Train and oversee intern and work crews that are completing tasks.
  • Participate in all agronomy and planning meetings, acting as a vocal consultant to scientists and agronomy team.
  • Draft and implement standard operating procedures for specialty crops.
  • Mix and apply chemicals as needed.
  • Operate farm equipment on-site.
  • Maintain required safety programs.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of BS degree in Crop Science, Agronomy, Plant Sciences or related field of study or 5+ years of direct experience in a similar role.
  • California PCA license, or ability to obtain as soon as possible.
  • Experience with implementation of applied agricultural field trials preferred.
  • Agronomic experience in California specialty crops highly desired.
  • High proficiency in reading, writing, and fluent in English.
  • No VISA sponsorship.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Contact De’Andre Calloway
Email: deandre.calloway@corteva.com