Crop Protection Manager at AAA Growers – May 2024

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Crop Protection Manager

Job objective

As the The Crop Protection Manager your role in Vegetable crop production across AAA’s largest Farm site – Simba, a contact agent between workers and the production management. An enforcer, a follow-up agent to ensure programs are run accordingly, a standard operating procedure (SOP) executer. To coordinate all sprays, IPM and fields trials operations in the farm.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  •  Plan weekly spray programs for all crops in consultation with the Farm manager.
  •  Maintain high standards of spraying by ensuring proper spray coverage, use of correct spray volumes and zero loss or spillage of chemicals.
  •  Ensure transportation and disposal of chemical products residuals within the farm are well handled.
  •  Develop and implement integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to protect various crops.
  •  Monitor crops for identification of major pest and disease challenges at the farm.
  •  Ensure the spray equipment is in a serviceable state at all times so that they are well maintained in order to have a smooth spray operation.
  •  Participate, coordinate and manage all activities that fall in the domain of the spray department.
  •  Prepare and submit monthly reports to the Farm Manager.
  •  Continuous supervision and training of the crop protection team for optimum results and safety of the spray team.
  •  Monitor, in collaboration with the greenhouse management team the spray areas in the greenhouses if infestation is controlled.
  •  Report without delay to the Farm manager when he/she encounters a problem in relation to spraying activities.
  •  Prepare annual chemical and PPE requirements of the department at the start of new budget year.

Your profile

  •  Degree in Horticulture/ Agriculture or a related field.
  •  Over 5 years of direct hands-on experience in a busy Farm Site/Plant environment and fully conversant with factory operations in the food processing industry.
  •  Proven track record in crop protection or pest management within horticulture farms, preferably in Veg section.
  •  Self-motivated, strategic thinker with excellent crisis management skills and able to bring solutions to the table.
  •  Familiarity with pesticide regulations, safety protocols and environmental stewardship principles.
  •  Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and diverse agricultural environment.
  •  Strong administration, site management and people management skills with proven delivery on targets within a strict timeframe.
  •  Report writing skills.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to AAA Growers on www.aaagrowers.co.ke to apply