Skagit Horticulture dba Northwest Horticulture

Job Info
  1. Job Title: CA Section Grower Assistant Manager
  2. Location: California
  3. Number: 10492
  4. Post Date: 10/15/2018
Job description

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:  A Section Grower Assistant Manager at Skagit Horticulture is responsible for the care of his/her assigned crops including: water/fertility and media monitoring and management, control of environmental conditions of the crop, scouting for pests and diseases, and record keeping.

Responsibilities are as follows:

Water/Fertility and Media Management

  • Determine irrigation needs, apply irrigation as needed
  • Monitor fertilization levels of the crop and apply fertilizers as needed
  • Routinely test media EC and pH levels, monitor crops for nutrient problems, and take appropriate actions.

Monitor Conditions of the Crop:

  • Provide crops with best attainable environmental conditions through proper use of heating, cooling equipment and light management.
  • Monitor and log environmental conditions on a daily basis
  • Check crops for readiness and communicate crop conditions to others in the company
  • Work with Plant Maintenance Supervisor and Production Manager to space and move plants for best quality.

Pest and Growth Regulator Management:

  • Scout your area on a regular schedule for pest and disease issues,
  • With advice of Grower, determine control measures for pest problems, apply routine pesticides
  • Maintain crops within agreed upon standards
  • Maintain required records and see that worker protection standards are followed.
  • Obtain and maintain California State Private Applicator status and stay current with new chemicals, application methods, and regulations

Record Keeping:

  • Maintain concise and timely records of pertinent crop information:  crop schedules, chemical and PGR applications, protocols, etc
  • Maintain records in an approved form that is readily accessible to Grower and Manager

Space Management:

  • Work with Grower and Production Manager to find the best possible space available for crops
  • Keep crop consolidated and promptly dispose of substandard plants

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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