Agronomist

Agronomist

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking and Agronomist to work in the Dundee area. This position will be to promote agronomic best practice in order that the grower members may become the most technically competent, profitable and aware in the UK industry.

Duties
*Undertake regular visits to members’ farms to a schedule agreed with each individual member prior to the commencement of each season.
*To assist in the provision of agronomic support required by each member selected from the Advisory Service menu:
oPerformance and production benchmarking
oCrop production planning
oFertiliser and Fertigation recommendations
oEnvironmental management recommendations
oCrop Husbandry recommendations
oFlower mapping interpretation
oLabour profiling
oSupporting research programmes
oIrrigation recommendations
oPest and disease monitoring and control recommendations
oPlant health testing
oSubstrate analysis and management recommendations
oTaking soil or substrate, plant, leaf or sap samples and providing interpretation and advice from the analysis results returned or plant clinic report.
*The above should be recorded and advised in a manner agreed upon by the grower and all remedial applications recommended using the Farmade GateKeeper software provided.
*To write weekly technical notes for inclusion in a regular in house bulletin, circulated to all grower members via the Extranet website. This should cover the most relevant current cultural topics for crops, highlighting particular areas of attention in that relevant period.
*To take part in farm walks, meetings and any other such events held to support members and information sharing.

Experience
*Experience as an Agronomist
*Have gained full accreditation and qualification in BASIS and FACTS certification schemes
*Happy to travel within a 30-mile radius of Dundee
*Skilled at managing relationships with Growers
*Full driving licence and own transport

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