Agronomist/Technical Grower

Agronomist/Technical Grower

We are looking for a grower to take responsibility for crop protection at our Madley container site and our field-grown roses sites.

Key tasks:

  • Plan and oversee crop protection and herbicide programmes
  • Take responsibility for the biological control programme at the Madley site, including distribution and subsequent monitoring
  • Maintain hygiene standards across the Madley site
  • Train and develop the Madley cultural team in pest/disease monitoring and the technical aspects of growing
  • Ensure regular P&D crop walks are completed
  • Ensure accurate records are kept for compliance with Quality Management systems
  • Run nursery trials on crop protection products

 

About you:

  • Good familiarity with agricultural or horticultural pests, diseases and weeds
  • Knowledge of crop protection products and/or biological control products
  • Basic understanding of product authorisations for ornamental crops
  • Level 3 or higher qualification in an agricultural, horticultural or biological sciences subject
  • Experience in commercial production of ornamental crops, or willingness to learn

 

Allensmore Nurseries is an expanding wholesale grower of herbaceous perennials, pot bedding and roses, operating across three sites in Herefordshire. For over 50 years we have supplied high-quality plants to the very best garden retailers across the UK, including independent garden centres, garden centre groups and leading DIY & grocery multiples. High quality, range, innovation, service and reliability are the key foundations for us here at Allensmore, together with our absolute passion for plants.

This position would also suit someone who has agronomy or food crop experience and would enjoy the challenge of working with ornamental crops.

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