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Assistant Technical Manager / Grower

Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
Madley, HR2 9LX
In the region of £30,000 per annum
Closing date
12 May 2024

Due to continued expansion Allensmore Nurseries are looking to recruit an Assistant Technical Manager/Grower to take responsibility for crop protection at our Madley site and our field-grown roses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic and expanding local company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and oversee crop protection and herbicide programmes
  • Take responsibility for the biological control programme at the Madley site, including distribution and subsequent monitoring
  • Maintain hygiene standards across the Madley site
  • Train and develop the cultural team in pest/disease monitoring and the technical aspects of growing
  • Ensure regular P&D crop walks are completed
  • Ensure accurate records are kept for compliance with Quality Management systems
  • Carry out nursery trials on crop protection products

Person Specification:

  • Good familiarity with agricultural or horticultural pests, diseases and weeds
  • Knowledge of crop protection products and/or biological control products
  • Basic understanding of product authorisations for ornamental crops
  • Level 3 or higher qualification in an agricultural, horticultural or biological sciences subject
  • Experience in commercial production of ornamental crops, or willingness to learn

Company Benefits:

  • Employee discount 20%
  • Free on-site parking
  • Company Pension
  • Staff Uniform

About the Company:

Allensmore Nurseries is an expanding wholesale grower of herbaceous perennials, pot bedding and roses, operating across three sites in Herefordshire. For over 50 years we have supplied high-quality plants to the very best garden retailers across the UK, including independent garden centres, garden centre groups and leading DIY & grocery multiples. High quality, range, innovation, service and reliability are the key foundations for us here at Allensmore, together with our absolute passion for plants.

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