Pistachio Production and Research Specialist
Salary $22.12 Per Hour (Or current Prevailing Wage Rate)
• Master's Degree in Agricultural Entomology
• Agricultural Pest Control Advisor License (PCA)
• Certified Crop Advisor Certification (CCA)
• Nitrogen Management Certification
• 5 Years’ experience in pistachio pest, disease and nutrient management
• 1 Year pistachio research and extension, preferably in the State of
• Proof of continued education pertaining to latest agricultural industry
policies and procedures
• Hands on experience in farming activities
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and efficiently
• Possess clean driving record
• Willingness to travel inside and outside of the United States as needed
Responsible for monitoring acres of pistachio orchards over the San Joaquin
Valley. Responsible for providing insect,
disease, weed, and nutrient management recommendations. Design and conduct pesticide,
fungicide, and fertilizer
research trials in pistachio in different counties in California.
• Field Scouting and Tracking
• Writing Pesticide Use Recommendations
• Application Efficiency Evaluations and Follow-up
Conduct field experiments with
team. Analyze data after experiments are completed. Assist technical
team with proper follow-through on ranch experiments during harvest or throughout season.
Collaborate with UC
representatives on various experiments as needed. Come up with potential new experiments, and
or, ways to improve on
• Analytical Samples (Soil, Plant Tissues and Water):
Assist the technical services
team with sampling
i.e., tissues, almond hull, soils, waters, and any other special
sampling that may arise.
• Weak Area Planning:
Work with technical team to
observe poorer performing areas on all ranches, and come up with a plan along with
technical team to improve soils, plant health, water penetration, etc. Observe results after
• Post-Harvest Data Entry/Reporting:
Assist the technical team with
post-harvest data entry and reporting (i.e. insect damage, insect damage from ranches
with puffers vs. ranches without), ILRP yields, etc. Use data to improve sprays, coverage,
timing, material use,
material rotation, etc.
• Attend technical and research related meetings, or classes, to stay
abreast of the most current industry practices.
• Review and submission of all state-mandated Nitrogen Management Plans.
Please email your resumes to: