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Horticulture Farm Manager

University of Georgia Department of Horticulture

This position is responsible for professional horticulture work at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Oconee County. The farm includes over 25 acres of managed land which supports about 25 research projects led by faculty members in Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Crop and Soil Sciences.

Job Duties

This position will assist the station Superintendent with supervision of hourly employees, collection of soil samples, fertilizer applications, field preparation, planting and clean-up of field experiments, irrigation installation, maintenance and repair, herbicide applications, fence repair and installation, and keep facilities safe, clean, and in a state that facilitates research and education of University students and assist researchers in their efforts.

Job Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.  Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Georgia Pesticide Applicator’s license (or able to obtain within 90 days); knowledge of heavy equipment operation: skid steers, front end loaders and tractors; knowledge of repair and maintenance of agriculture equipment, including welding; knowledge of crop plant pests, such as weeds, insects, and diseases; knowledge of proper pesticide safety and usage; knowledge of soil fertility and testing; knowledge of up-to-date crop management technology; experience in the installation and repair of irrigation systems (PVC pipe repair, sprinkler installation for nursery crops, drip irrigation installation and repair); experience in farm production; ability to maintain effective working relationships with many independent research scientists, their technicians, graduate students, undergraduate students, and administrators.

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