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Position:
 

Nursery QA & Technical Advisor

 
Location:
 

Limpopo

 
Job Description :
 

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A leading commercial supplier of quality avocado trees, based in Limpopo province, currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Nursery QA & Technical Advisor.

The nursery produces over 100 000 high quality trees per annum for in-house use as well as producing material for both local and international buyers. The facility is fully SAANA and GlobalGAP accredited.

The QA & Technical Advisor will report to the Nursery Manager and take on the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that plants delivered to customers adhere to and surpass the minimum requirements as stipulated;
  • Ensuring the efficient running of nursery sanitation procedures by observing and reporting deviances from the accepted protocols;
  • Quality control of tree health in the nursery;
  • Control of Phytophthora and Pythium;
  • Monitoring and control of foliar diseases & insect populations;
  • Monitoring and destruction of viroid affected material and trees;
  • Providing sound technical advice to growers with clear reporting back to the nursery;
  • Developing a reliable and accurate register for all mother material used in the nursery;
  • Investigating improved methods to ensure a sterile environment in the nursery.

Requirements:

  • A relevant degree-level qualification (e.g. BSc in Plant Pathology/ Agronomy/ Horticulture);
  • At least 2-3 years of commercial experience in a nursery or similar intensive agricultural environment;
  • A proven background in plant health management with strong knowledge of the pests and diseases affecting avocado trees;
  • Excellent communication skills (written & spoken);
  • Fluency in English and another African language;
  • Full computer literacy.
   
 
Salary Details:

A basic salary is offered, in line with experience/qualifications, along with company contributions to medical aid and pension. 

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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