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Position:
 

Horticulturist

 
Location:
 

KwaZulu Natal

 
Job Description :
 

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A commercial soft fruit farm on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal requires a suitably qualified Horticulturist to join their team.

The Horticulturist will take on responsibility for the year-round health, grooming and maintenance of the plants. Primary functions will include:

  • Preparing the farm for daily farming activities, ensuring that the production area is well maintained and that the plants are healthy;
  • Performing and supporting horticultural practices that encourage overall plant health and nutrition, to include sustainable production and integrated pest management practices. Includes coordinating the plant health and pest management programme;
  • Leading horticultural tours and assist with educational programming and special events, as needed;
  • Maintaining horticultural tools and equipment as well as irrigation management and oversight of catchment point water sources, borehole and dam;
  • Maintaining records of work, maintenance, and plant health as required;
  • Supervising horticultural staff, volunteers, seasonal employees, and interns in horticultural tasks;
  • Collaborating with the Production team on any and all tasks required for maintaining the highest standards of farm management and horticultural operations ;
  • Assuring that all production section/s complies with GlobalGAP specifications in readiness for GlobalGAP inspections and audits.
  • Communication with Production Manager regarding all actions taken. This will include spraying, pest counts, research results etc.

Requirements:

  • A degree-level tertiary qualification in horticulture/ agriculture;
  • At least 2 years of experience in an intensive production environment (tunnel crops/ hydroponics);
  • A hands-on approach with good attention to detail;
  • Full computer literacy and good administration skills;
  • Excellent people management and communication ability.
   
 
Salary Details:

A basic salary of R13 000 to R15 000 per month will be offered. Target-based bonus incentives are potentially earnable on top of the basic salary (monthly and annually). 

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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