Works with the OSU South Centers Horticulture team to produce exceptional horticulture research and extension results: provides research and extension support for horticulture programs mainly at OSU South Centers in Piketon, and occasionally in other parts of Ohio; serves as a member of an interdisciplinary research and extension team working to evaluate practices for efficient and profitable specialty crop production; collects, maintains, and analyzes data for research projects; writes preliminary research reports, contributes to development of extension fact sheets, newsletters, website and social media efforts; maintains and operates greenhouses and high tunnels to ensure research objectives are met; researches supply needs and reports to project leaders on a timely manner; provides project leaders with weekly disease, insect, weed scouting and cultural management reports to ensure research plots are in excellent condition for sound scientific research.
Position is located in Piketon, OH.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. 2-3 years of relevant experience required. 4-6 years of relevant experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree, in horticulture crop production or closely related field or equivalent education/experience; current Ohio Commercial Pesticide License with certification in the categories of Horticultural Pest and Commercial Greenhouse; at least two years of horticulture research experience in the areas of blueberries, brambles, wine grapes and alternative fruit crops; a proven ability to operate a variety of farm equipment; proficient in measuring fruit color, photosynthesis, soluble solids, pH and titratable acidity of various fruits.
Strong skills in carpentry, computer, communication, photography, and plumbing.
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