Click here to ApplyVegetable Breeder – ERC International Human Resources Consultancies
- Develop and Manage a long term, sustainable Beit Alpha cucumber breeding program; carry out scientific breeding research, evaluation, culling and selecting the ultimate range of techniques to improve existing plants as well as create new varieties and breeds.
- · Develop breeding direction and strategy in coordination with the General Manager, sales team and other breeders.
- · Oversee a breeding and testing program that will lead to the development of improved Beit Alpha Varieties, including but not limited to:
- – Conduct seeds tests through different stages of planting.
- Monitor the seeds sowing and follow up until transplanting.
- Plant seedlings in designated greenhouses
- Observe seedlings until they reach evaluation age
- Identify and select plants exhibiting desirable traits based on natural genetic variation
- Evaluate the selected plants by the time of flowering to the time of fruiting.
- Measure the fruits’ length, shape, weight, color and other specifications.
- For selected plants, conduct self-insemination as well as cross-breeding
- Verify the success of the insemination process at different stages
- Conduct evaluation tests for disease tolerance to ensure virus free plants before harvesting.
- Cross plants to produce new breeding material for field and greenhouse trials.
- Harvest the test crops and extract the seeds from each plant separately.
- Perform the drying process on extracted seeds and introduce the results with the production team
- Maintain detailed records throughout the research and development phases.
- Analyze and scientifically assess plant breeding activities and field trials and select the best variables for next planting cycles.
- Stay up to date with plants classes, methods and techniques for improving plants breeding.
- · Liaise with and visit other commercial breeders, scientists and participate in the relevant events and seminars.
|Job Location:||Amman, Jordan|
|Job Role:||Farming and Agriculture|
|Company Industry:||Recruitment & Employee Placement Agency|
|Career Level:||Mid Career|