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AGRONOMIST (Serge Island Farms-St. Thomas)

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:
    1. Introducing high yielding grass/ fodder species
    2. Cultivation and weed control techniques,
    3. Implementing soil nutrient requirements/technique
    4. Placement of type and form of fertilizer required.
    5. 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.