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Soil Scientist

Closing Date : 2022-08-11
Closed : Yes
Fruitful Crop Advice, an agricultural consulting company, currently has the above position available for a Soil Scientist to join their team based in Ceres, Western Cape. The ideal candidate is a knowledgeable, self-motivated, independent individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills (Afrikaans & English), as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specialized soil related consultation to clients predominantly within the fruit industry. Duties will include providing advice on: *nutrition management per block base by integrating fruit kind, variety, rootstock, growth and fruit quality *soil suitability for crops *remedial actions needed for soils investigated (e.g. soil preparation, amelioration and drainage) *irrigation management according to soil type and crop cultivated *horticultural suitability of crop according to climate and soil *farm planning and its suitability for crops according to climate, soil potential and water *precision agriculture: compiling VRA maps for precision fertilizer application, chemical precision for soil amelioration, precision ameliorant maps for orchard establishment *all other tasks related to the position.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• BSc degree in Horticulture or Soil Science (MSc degree preferred);
• 1 - 2 years’ experience in a similar position;
• Excellent computer skills (MS Office);
• Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 11 August 2022.

For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If no feedback is received within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.
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