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Job Summary

The Pest and Disease Control Specialist will develop and implement strategies to manage pests and diseases, ensuring healthy crop production.

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Identify and Monitor Pest and Disease Outbreaks:

  • Conduct regular field inspections to identify signs of pest and disease infestations.
  • Use diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose pest and disease problems.
  • Monitor the prevalence and spread of pests and diseases within the farm.

Develop Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategies:

  • Create comprehensive IPM plans that combine biological, cultural, physical, and chemical control methods.
  • Collaborate with other farm specialists to ensure IPM strategies are effective and sustainable.
  • Regularly update and refine IPM strategies based on monitoring results and new research findings.

Recommend and Oversee the Application of Pesticides and Other Control Measures:

  • Evaluate and select appropriate pesticides and biological control agents.
  • Ensure the safe and effective application of pesticides, adhering to all safety and environmental regulations.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of control measures and make adjustments as necessary.

Train Farm Staff on Pest and Disease Management Practices:

  • Develop and deliver training programs for farm staff on pest and disease identification, monitoring, and control.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to staff in implementing IPM strategies
  • Ensure that all staff are knowledgeable about safety protocols related to pesticide use.

Conduct Research on Pest and Disease Control Methods:

  • Stay current with the latest research and advancements in pest and disease management.
  • Conduct field trials and experiments to evaluate new control methods and products.
  • Analyze data from research activities to improve pest and disease management practices on the farm.

Maintain Records of Pest and Disease Occurrences and Treatments:

  • Keep detailed records of pest and disease outbreaks, including the type, extent, and location of infestations.
  • Document all control measures applied, including the type and amount of pesticides used.
  • Use records to track trends and identify areas for improvement in pest and disease management.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of pest and disease biology and management techniques.
  • Proficiency in developing and implementing IPM strategies.
  • Ability to diagnose pest and disease problems accurately.
  • Experience with pesticide application and safety protocols.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and training abilities.
  • Commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices.

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