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SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC Agronomy Corn Nursery Intern - Slater, IA in SLATER, Iowa

DescriptionAbout SyngentaSyngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. About this Job:The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to parent seed production operations. Gain experience by taking responsibility of selected field production operations in support of producing a reliable supply of high quality seed. The intern will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you'll get: Competitive wagesOngoing career development resourcesThe opportunity to work on cutting-edge projectsMeaningful projects that solve problems Estimated Duration:May 2021- August 2021 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Working with planting crews to plant corn nurseries and parent seed fieldsPerforming phenotypic evaluations prior to, during and after pollinationScouting nurseries to implement integrated pest management (IPM) and irrigation management programPerform hand pollinations and aid in supervising seasonal labor during pollinationPerforming yield estimatesExposure to harvest operationsLearn about seed inventory managementWorking with and learning about plant and field Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSEandS) topicsSupport Line Maintenance Technicians in nursery related activities as directed at the Slater, Iowa production siteParticipate in accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholdsPerform activities related to planting, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, pollinating, safety, training, and reporting at the sitePerform a project to study a potential production improvement. Perform other duties as required to meet manager or plant needs QualificationsEducation and Experience: Requires a High School Diploma or equivalentMust be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Ag Business, or another closely related agricultural field of studyFluent in EnglishAll applicants must be eligible to work in the US Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits and Abilities: Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasksGood writing and math skillsAn independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervisionThe ability to communicate information (written and spoken) is highly desired in this positionTrusted - Will need to make good sound judgment calls in regards to seed quality management that will be for the best interest of the companyExcellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft WordInnovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficienciesDetail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed. Data entry into data management systems must be accurate due to decisions being made by other departments based on the information givenAbility to perform basic math functions Work Level: XZ ________________________________________Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Syngenta Contact Information:If you need assistance during the application process, plea

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