Betteravia Farms is seeking an individual who is innovated and hard working to join our Pest Control Advisor team. Betteravia Farms has roughly 9,000 acres in the Santa Maria, CA. area and grow an array of commodities such as, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, Chinese cabbage, leafy greens, celery and artichokes. As a PCA you are responsible for finding insects, diseases, weeds and other organisms, along with implementing IPM programs and writing recommendations.
Responsibilities & Duties:
-Correctly identify vegetable diseases, insects, vertebrates, weeds and other pests.
-Monitor and scout fields for economic thresholds.
-Wright recommendations for controlling pests.
-Evaluate chemical efficacy in fields
-Correctly use chemicals by learning labels.
-Communicate with ranch managers to coordinate pesticide applications.
-Work with harvesting supervisors to acquire highest quality standards.
-Supervise others on conducting chemical sprays.
-Ability to prepare and work with a budget.
-Monitor pheromone traps for observing flights and populations.
-Regulate and monitor field trials.
-Environmental chemical hazard awareness.
-Comply with California Department of Pesticide Regulations.
-Continuing education to increase chemical knowledge and legislature updates.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.