Phoenix Area, Tonopah and Aguila, AZ
Melon Grower will work with Head Grower in planning, budgeting, planting, maintaining and harvesting of all crops grown. Crops include watermelons, cantaloupe, broccoli, cauliflower and other winter vegetables grown in Arizona. Starting salary rate is 100k to 150k.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement planting and growing activities according to and consistent with a planned production schedule.
Apply technical procedures of the application/dispensing of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides in a timed and controlled amount according to labels and a scheduled plan.
Must be able to work with Farm Labor Supervisors in coordinating scheduled tasks of farm workers.
Must be able to work with Tractor Department in coordinating scheduled tasks for tractor work in all accepts of field work.
Must be able to build/maintain a water schedule and manage an irrigation crew.
Must be able to monitor growing conditions such as plant size, bloom, setting, monitor water and nutrition needs of all crops and discuss changes with Head Grower. Must have knowledge of plant pest and disease.
Prepare fields for planned productions according to a schedule put in place by the Head Grower.
Must be able to plan, organize, direct, control and/or coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating.
Ability to calculate figures, amounts, proportions, percentages and volume in relation to the application of fertilizers, chemicals and water. Apply the principles of algebra and geometry for applications of such procedures.
Must be able to identify plants, plant disease and insects.
Will be expected to work independently as well as part of a team
Excellent starting salary and bonus plan
All major benefits including Health Insurance and 401K
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