General Workers Wanted At Starke Ayres

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Job Description

The above position has become available in the company’s Research Department. The purpose of this role will be to assisting with the general field duties, equipment and material, reporting into the Senior Tomato Breeder.


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Practical experience in both open field and protected growing environments
  • Matric

Key Duties:

  • General activities associated with plant husbandry – field and tunnels
  • Sanitation – sterilize seed trays, strainers, labels, clumps, drippers and multi-span floors following proper protocols; and remove and destroy all plant residues after the crop is finished in a tunnel
  • Sowing – prepare seed trays and sow seeds of experimental materials carefully in order to avoid any mechanical mixture
  • Transplanting – prepare and arrange planting pots in the multi-span and transplant seedlings to field and multi-span
  • Pruning and trellising – prune and trellis plants in a multi-span and field
  • Harvesting – harvest, extract, ferment, clean dry and package seeds
  • Mix fertilizers and spray pesticides following proper protocol when necessary
  • Monitor irrigation and maintain irrigation system
  • Taking pH & EC readings
  • Scouting of diseases and insects
  • Perform any other general farm and tunnel duties as required

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