We are a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, sourcing 20 products with a direct presence in 70 countries and supplying them to over 16,200 customers.
With direct sourcing and processing in most major producing countries for its various products, we have built a global leadership position in many of its businesses, including Cocoa, Coffee, Cashew, Sesame, Rice, Cotton and Spices.
Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX-ST on February 11, 2005, we currently ranks among the top 40 largest listed companies in Singapore in terms of market capitalization and is a component stock in the Straits Times Index (STI), MSCI Singapore Free, S&P Agribusiness Index and the DAX global Agribusiness Index.
Job Description for Agronomist
This is a greenfield Pepper plantation project and the position holder will be part of the start-up team that will start the plantation from the beginning.
Key Responsibilities :
Strategic Agronomic Planning
Monitor and report field usage and maintain stock records.
Ensure that necessary information / documentation is available for operations and other departments.
Assist in the planning, management and monitoring of the Pepper plantation.
Assist in ensuring that yield is maximised economically under the prevailing conditions of the season.
Maintain extensive historical database, including yields and varieties.
Aerial Operations; complete orders for all aerial operations and monitor aerial activities to ensure quality of operations and that operations are undertaken during the desired climatic conditions.
Research and Development
Assist the Plantation head / s and other Agronomy team members in conducting research and development, and implementation of new ideas and technologies.
Identify problem areas requiring investigation and research.
Draw up trial plans, assessment methods etc. in conjunction with plantation heads and agronomists and the R&D team. Undertake and analyse trials to maintain and improve our position as industry leader.
Coordinate trial requirements within operational constraints.
At the end of each season, or earlier if possible, ensure that trials are assessed and data interpreted.
Ensure collation and presentation of end of season reports on the farm.
Actively seek out and propose any relevant technical developments and determine their fit into company farming practices.
Insect Control Management
Obtain accurate and timely assessment of pest dynamics and make daily insect control decisions.
Instruct aerial operators on insecticide product, rate and mix.
Manage application to achieve maximum efficiency without spray failures and with safety to crops, personnel and environment.
Co-ordinate all sprays with the plantation head and farm team members.
Conduct weed assessments and decide on herbicide products, rates and application method.
Maintain accurate rates and placement on and aerial applications.
Assist in achieving minimal weed infestations in irrigation channels, coordinating controls and sprays with the Plantation head throughout the year.
Irrigation Scheduling of all Crops
Make crop inspections to determine irrigation dates in conjunction with the Plantation head.
12 to 15 years’ experience as agronomist. Experience of working on Pepper agronomy is mandatory
Degree in agriculture sciences in preferred
Work location is Cuh Puh, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam