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Position:
 

Technical Advisor (Subtropical Fruit)

 
Location:
 

Mpumalanga

 
Job Description :
 

An established agribusiness involved in the macadamia supply chain is expanding its Technical Services Division in Mpumalanga and has a Nelspruit-based role available for a Technical Advisor.

The successful candidates will be required to undergo training in KwaZulu-Natal (three to four month period) as well as in Mpumalanga before taking full responsibility for the following:

  • Providing comprehensive recommendations to growers on appropriate agricultural & horticultural practices;
  • Providing pest/disease control & nutrition guidelines to growers and keep up-to-date of the latest registered chemicals/MRLs;
  • Planning and running of study groups to advise growers on scouting and pest identification, soil nutrition, pruning, drying facilities and other production practices;
  • Providing on-farm training for scouting, pest identification and pruning;
  • Maintaining grower orchard tree census, nut quality & yield database linked to grower’s orchards;
  • Conducting scientific field research and demonstration trials based on the company’s priorities.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A BSc (Agric) or BTech degree majoring in Horticulture/ Plant Pathology/ Entomology/ Soil Science;
  • A proven background in the subtropical fruit industry (preferably with macadamias);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional approach;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Afrikaans as well as English;
  • A superior work ethic with strong problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work as part of a dynamic and focused technical team;
  • Strong computer literacy (MS Office & Excel specifically);
  • Willingness to travel to different production areas.
   
 
Salary Details:

A competitive salary package will be offered, depending on qualifications and experience.

 
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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