TO PROGRESSIVELY BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN BENEFICIAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF ADDED VALUE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES,WHICH WILL INCREASE FARMERS' YIELDS, NUTRITION AND LIVELIHOOD.
MAIZE, RICE, SOYBEAN, SORGHUM, TOMATO, CARROT, CUCUMBER, CABBAGE, WATERMELON, ONION, OKRA, BEANS
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The Agronomist will be responsible for the production of certified class of hybrid and OPV seeds that meet strict genetic and physical quality parameters for domestic and international use.
His/ her activities include but are not limited to selecting fields, coaching growers, giving fertility recommendations, field scouting, scheduling harvest, performing production research and analyzing quality on the produced seed.
Lead the development, implementation and management of on-farm and demonstration trials
Collect and analyse spatial data
Maintain Agronomy related databases
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Prepare research summaries and presentations to highlight R&D research results.
Evaluate and troubleshoot current agronomic system for both our seeds
Conduct research through test plots to systematically improve our production system
Develop seed and soil fertility programs and monitor the effectiveness of the programs throughout growing season
Coordinate with production team on the timing of production cycles
Manage quality control for crops during harvest and throughout storage process
Annual year end analysis of production cycle
Crop inspection and documentation
Oversight of grid soil sampling and disease prevention programs
Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly reports
Any other duties that will be assigned
Qualifications The candidate:
Must have a B.Sc. or HND in an Agriculture related field