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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.

 

SPECIFIC 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.
• Ability to speak Spanish will be a distinct asset

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