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Agronomy Assistant I - (May 11th –   Aug. 28th, 2020)

Agronomy Assistant II- (May 4th – Oct.   30th, 2020) 

Hours: 35-44 hours/week

Location:  Chatham-Kent Essex, Lambton Kent Middlesex

Job Description:
Tomecek Agronomy Services is an independent crop consulting business that has been providing unbiased agronomic strategies to farmers since 2002. The Agronomy Assistants will work closely with the company's two Agronomists to gather comprehensive field data by scouting clients' fields (primarily processing tomatoes, sugar beets, peppers and pumpkins).

Major activities include:

  • Observing & identifying different crop pests (i.e. insects, weeds, and disease), and determining their incidence, distribution and severity
  • Using Integrated Pest Management techniques to determine treatment thresholds
  • Assessing overall crop condition
  • Assisting Agronomist in determining crop nutrient and crop protection strategies
  • Taking soil samples, and measuring soil moisture levels
  • Inputting observations and geo-referencing points accurately into company's mobile data management system (via cellular I-Pads)
  • Collecting samples for on-going research projects

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of the common pests (i.e. insects, weeds, and diseases) and general farming practices
  • Must have good observational skills and attention to detail
  • Good written communication skills to accurately report findings
  • Able to work well independently
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver's License, and willing to travel to rural locations
  • Full access to a vehicle  considered an asset
  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions (i.e. heat, rain, etc.) with moderate physical activity involved, including walking through fields for long periods of time.
  • Must be a full-time student between the ages of 15-30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university level agriculture program (preferably Horticulture,  Agronomy and/or Soil Science).
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred, and is legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must have Social Insurance Number

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Kate Tomecek at:

Sugar beet field in Chatham Ontario.