Production Agronomist

Nufarm Americas

Location: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full time


Nuseed delivers VALUE BEYOND YIELD® through dedicated service, locally proven canola, carinata, sorghum and sunflower seed for farm customers and new plant-based solutions for global end-use customers. Established in Australia in 2006, Nuseed has grown to offer industry leading germplasm, advanced molecular capabilities, regional R&D and commercial teams in Australia, Europe, North America and South America, and sales in more than 30 countries. Nuseed is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited (AUX: NUF).

We are a diverse team unlocking plant potential. We partner with growers, industry, and end-use customers to deliver a globally scalable and sustainable solution to help manage carbon.

Nuseed is looking for an Agronomist to support Parent Seed Production, Hybrid Production, and Production of primarily Sunflowers in our Yolo, CA production site. The agronomist will aid research efforts in both California and occasionally Washington. This role will oversee the day-to-day operations at the cage production site, and other field sites throughout the Northern California growing region. This role may require extended trips outside of the local production area to monitor remote Nuseed production. The agronomist will manage all requests for foreign registration trials, demo and university samples.

The Opportunity:

  • Manage cage site
  • Coordinate and monitor production, planting through harvest
  • Conduct stand counts, perform inspections and rouge fields as necessary and required
  • Support Foundation and Hybrid Production
  • Focus on basic & hybrid seed genetic seed quality
  • Process crop for storage and sampling
  • Oversee small sample processing
  • Support warehouse activities post growing season
  • Data Entry and Analysis through spreadsheets/databases as well as internal production system SMP and NetSuite
  • Coordinate and manage activities between Nuseed Woodland and growers and other vendors affiliated with such activities
  • Create and maintain grower and third party relationships
  • Focus on pre-basic and basic seed genetic seed quality
  • Oversee small sample processing
  • Process crop for storage and sampling
  • Assist warehouse team in processing cage production lots, processing parent test yield samples, and creating samples for testing purposes
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license

The ideal Agronomist will have a BS in Agronomy, Horticulture, or related Agricultural field. Are you experienced in breeder seed handling and increasing high quality foundation seed? Do you have a background in agriculture, with a focus on seed production and processing? The right candidate is consistent, reliable, a team player and possesses a dedication to safe working practices.

If this is you. Apply online today.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment decisions are decided based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We are committed to building an inclusive environment for all Nuseed employees.



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