Description

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , Diploma
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldAgriculture / Agro-Allied 

Key responsibilities: 

To keep all pests of concern in the farm below threshold and ensure maximum harvestable crop with below threshold pest level at Packhouse intake.

OVERALL DUTIES

  • To implement chemical crop protection activities for the farm or assigned area.
  • To plan weekly spray programs for all crops in consultation with the Production Manager.
  • To obtain, follow and update IRAC and FRAC guidelines on use of pesticides.
  • To ascertain and supervise the use of only registered chemicals for each crop grown.
  • To eliminate chemical residue detection by observance of PHI and reduction of tank mixed active ingredients.
  • To ensure integrity of the spray equipment through regular calibrations (minimum monthly).
  • To ensure the spray equipment is in a serviceable state at all times and to follow up on any repairs that may be needed.
  • To implement various IPM approaches that help in better pest control, reducing the cost of controls and dependence on synthetic chemicals.
  • Continuous supervision and training of the crop protection teams for optimum results and safety of the spray team.
  • To carry out any other duties as instructed by the farm manager from time to time.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to plan for sprays for different crop growth stages and generate a weekly spray plan.
  • Keeping up to date with new trends and products for crop protection
  • An understanding of PPPL’s for the various crops under production
  • A very good appreciation of pest threshold levels and their effect on final quality and production
  • Carrying out efficacy tests periodically

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to AAA Growers on to apply