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Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Category: Horticulture


Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Longwood Gardens

 
Longwood Gardens is currently seeking applicants for a full time IPM Specialist to lead Longwood’s IPM program. This individual will inspire the team of growers and gardeners to implement the latest in environmentally friendly IPM strategies throughout the conservatory, production greenhouses and grounds.  Additionally, they will provide visionary leadership to ensure Longwood achieves organizational goals and has a leading IPM program for conservatories and public gardens. Responsibilities of this position include: 
  • Monitoring and diagnosing pest issues 
  • Implementation and monitoring of beneficial insects and other biological control methods
  • Application of pesticides 
  • Guidance and training of team members for scouting and pest management activities
  • Strategic planning for anticipated pest issues
 
Preferred candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in entomology or related field and 5 or more years of experience with horticultural pest management, with a focus on implementing best management practices in IPM. Proven experience with pest identification, training, pesticide application and regulatory compliance is required. Familiarity with floriculture/ornamental crops, exotic pests and greenhouse and landscape environments is preferred.  This individual must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be available  to work holidays, evenings, and weekends as needed.
 
We offer an excellent starting salary and outstanding benefits package.  Please mail your resume with salary requirements by November 1, 2013 to:  Longwood Gardens, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square, PA  19348. Fax (610) 388-5495 or e-mail- jobs@longwoodgardens.org.  To find out more about job opportunities at Longwood Gardens please visit our website, www.longwoodgardens.org.  EOE.
 

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