grower – george

Salary Starting Date Closing Date for Application Location
Market Related
1 April 2020
29 February 2020
George

We are recruiting for an experienced self-motivated and target driven GROWER for our client’s Berry Farm in George.    The Grower will report to the Farm Business Manager

The purpose of the Role:

To produce high quality fruit by determining the best growth strategy per crop type per field at the best possible productivity levels. To strive for and work towards perfection.

Responsibilities:

  • Fertigation and irrigation as per crop/field requirements
  • Plan, action, orientate and monitor labour to carry out tasks within set deadlines to maintain high levels of production and quality
  • Procurement of all material and equipment within set deadlines to ensure uninterrupted services
  • Establish and action maintenance plan of all equipment to ensure uninterrupted services
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and adjust husbandry strategy per crop per field as indicated by plant growth
  • Determine applicable cropping system per day, per crop
  • Tunnel ops and maintenance according to strategic plan established per crop per field to ensure    climate control
  • Action tunnel management activities according to climatic changes (venting/deventing)
  • Monitor fields and develop appropriate spray programme to minimize pest infestations
  • Procure services within relevant department to meet specific deadlines and outcomes
  • Implementation of biological pest and disease control measures
  • Develop, implement, and monitor effective pollination strategy per field per crop, ensure safety    standards are adhered to
  • Develop, implement, and monitor effective field maintenance programme per field per crop resulting    in neat blocks

Candidate Requirements

  • Tertiary: B.Sc/M.Sc Agricultural/Horticultural Diploma/Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years growing soft fruit/production experience– young energetic person.
  • Good literacy, numeracy, computer skills, excellent report writing skills
  • Driving license with own transport

How to apply

  • Email your comprehensive CV to barinda@alpharecruitment.co.za
  • Please type your email with information pertaining to your salary expectation and notice period.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.
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