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AGRONOMIST

The Seprod Group of Companies is known for its strength, creativity and innovation. A household name for over 75 years and defined by its passion and exciting possibilities, Seprod continues to be a leader in manufacturing and distribution of consumer products and well-known brands across Jamaica and the Caribbean region.

An exciting opportunity awaits the ideal candidate to function in our agricultural division at Serge Island Farms- St. Thomas, as:

AGRONOMIST

THE ROLE

This incumbent will be responsible for overall operation of the estate for fodder production and pasture land management; developing and implementing crop production strategies to meet the feed/fodder requirement of the herd and improving overall farm profitability; maximizing land, manpower and resource utilization; implementing nutrient management plans, maintaining record systems and budgets; preparation of reports; reviewing and monitoring.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Plan, develop and implement best management practices for forage cultivation and implement management procedures that will monitor the quality, yield and regrowth duration of forage.

• Oversee the establishment and management of pastures and forage crops to include:
i. Introducing high yielding grass/ fodder species
ii. Cultivation and weed control techniques,
iii. Implementing soil nutrient requirements/techniques
iv. Placement of type and form of fertilizer required.
v. Monitoring of species variations and measure the effects on the establishment of pastures
• Manage established fodder crops
• Implement advanced methods of cultivation of forage crops, suggesting requirement of farm machinery & equipment.
• Arrange for soil and leaf analyses to be performed to ensure correctness of fertilizer purchase/application
• Develop plans for irrigation, draining and soil enrichment
• Investigate and develop methods to obtain quality
• Implement environmentally friendly pest and disease control programs.
• Work closely with research institute and scientists to implement latest technologies
• Study and apply scientific methods to obtain various valuable yields, both qualitatively and
quantitatively

• Develop plans and projects on cultivation of pasture lands.
• Determine the technological processes for the planting of crops
• Manage and modify the agro-technical processes and work processes involved in pasture
management.
• Training of employees to implement best management practices

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• A Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, agro business or agro science.
• Five (5) years experience in fodder/ pasture production/ farm management
• Experience in supervising and coordinating crop and labour management.

Apply on detail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday March 24, 2017

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