Assistant Grower
Costa Farms
 Trenton, SC

Requisition Number: ASSIS02899

Tasks/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain appropriate irrigation frequencies for all trial plant material.
  2. Measure and record insect populations weekly.
  3. Plant, space, prune and maintain trial crops as necessary.
  4. Apply pesticides to all crops of responsibility.
  5. Apply all plant growth regulators to all crops of responsibility.
  6. Enter experimental data into computer system as necessary.
  7. Participate in R&D Department meetings as required. Critical Knowledge
  • Experience in horticulture or related field.
  • Computer Skills

Skills

  1. Ability to manage multiple tasks
  2. Ability to work independently
  3. Ability to accurately gather and record data
  4. Ability/Tolerance to work outdoors in a greenhouse environment or in the field in South Carolina year-round.
  5. Computer friendly and quick to learn and adapt to software.
  6. Team player and willing to work together to achieve common goals.
  7. Ability to learn to operate environmental control systems and an understanding of greenhouse environmental management.
  8. Familiarity with proper moisture management techniques.
  9. Familiarity with proper nutrient management and testing procedures.
  10. Ability to acquire a pesticide applicators license/permit within ninety days of hire.
  11. Read, Write and Speak English.
  12. Lift fifty pounds.
  13. Walk, Bend, and Kneel unassisted
Support