Agronomist

Agronomist

Located in Fresno, California, Fowler Packing Company is the parent company to some of the industry’s most popular brands including Peelz Citrus, Samsons Grapes, G3 Development Company, and EMID Design Group. Fowler Packing was formed in 1950 as a small tree fruit operation and has grown into a trendsetter in quality, efficiency and sustainability. Today the company is built of over 700 full-time employees and frontrunners in agriculture, real estate, and interior design industries. If you are looking for an in-house position that offers a variety of work, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Summary/Objective: While reporting to the Director, Mandarins, this person will oversee research and development of new and innovative techniques to improve mandarin quality and production, while keeping Senior Management and Ownership informed of mandarin quality and production.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, develop, and implement new mandarin cultivars suitable to California
  • Research and develop new and innovative plans
  • Research, develop, implement, and manage mandarin fertility plans
  • Research, develop, implement, and manage regulated deficit irrigation regime
  • Attend industry meetings, such as Citrus Research Board, Marketing and logistics meetings, Citrus Nursery Society, and the International Society of Citriculture
  • Periodic reporting to senior management/ownership on Mandarin production
  • Manage the Company’s interest in a Joint Venture of irradiated mandarin cultivars
  • Stay current on international Citrus research
  • Responsible for Canopy Management
  • Responsible for Crop Load Management
  • Responsible for 5-year estimates
  • Responsible for yearly estimates for packing and sales planning
  • Responsible for planning the Harvest
  • Periodic reporting to senior management/ownership on Mandarin production
  • Supervise Department Managers and Field Supervisors, and indirectly supervise 250 employees
  • Local travel to nearby ranches
  • Manage scouts and the information gathered
  • Evaluate spray efficiency
  • 20-40% travel time. All travel time is fully reimburse

 

   Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Biology, Agriculture, Crop Science or related field, MS is preferred. Course work in agronomy, crop genetics, plant pathology, entomology, plant physiology, plant science, soil science, and agriculture communication
  • Experience in Clementine/mandarin hybrid agronomy
  • Understanding of technology and citrus plant phenology to make good irrigation decisions and effective water usage
  • Understanding plant phenology to make good fruit set and fruit quality decisions
  • Experience in crop management, marginal input economics, and cost management
  • Understanding plant phenology to make good fruit set and fruit quality decisions
  • Experience in crop management, marginal input economics, cost management

 

Life at Fowler Packing

 For 70 years, Fowler Packing has provided thousands of employees the opportunities to build a rewarding career that includes continued education, robust corporate culture, competitive compensation, benefits packages, and paid sick and holidays. Additionally, all employees enjoy complimentary meals at one of our two on-site cafeterias, and on-site health clinic visits at no cost.

Fowler Packing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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