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The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) is a unique and innovative English language undergraduate institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders of Rwanda and East Africa. Students at RICA will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities emphasizing Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, oral and written communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship. In an experiential learning environment, students will develop the knowledge and experience necessary for a wide range of careers in agriculture. Students at RICA will experience the six Enterprises including Beef Cattle and Small Ruminants, Dairy, Poultry and Swine, Row and Forage Crops, Vegetable and Tree Crops, Irrigation and Mechanization. Communication, One Health Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship are woven throughout the curriculum. All RICA graduates will be innovative problem solvers able to operate farms and ranches, start agribusinesses, assume management roles in cooperatives, NGOs, and other agricultural enterprises, serve their communities as extension agents and technical and policy experts, or assume positions of agricultural leadership in Rwanda. DESCRIPTION We are seeking a Precision Agriculture Specialist to join a world-class team of educators and researchers at RICA. Ideal candidates will have a passion for education with a focus on conservation agriculture and systems thinking, ...more
The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6,000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities. The Soil Science and Soil Ecology division of the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) is seeking for a PhD student soil sensing (65%, TV-L 13) For 3-4 years starting as soon as possible until max. 31.12.2023 within the core project 5 “new field arrangements” of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production. The candidate will work with proximal soil sensing techniques to identify patterns in soil properties at various experimental sites. The project is part of a research program that aims to establish crop mixtures to increase diversity in agricultural landscapes at different scales. Crop mixtures, such as combinations of cereals and legumes, offer multiple advantages over sole crops, including more efficient resource use. However, complex interactions between partners in a crop mixture on the one hand and soil properties and climate conditions on the other hand impeded to know the comprehensive evaluation of crop mixtures ...more
Nursery Research Specialist-01014651 Description At Weyerhaeuser, our most valued resources aren’t only the trees and timberlands we oversee. Our employees are the real reason we’ve been in business for over 100 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the leaders in timberland management, and manufacturing and distribution of wood products in the world. Our Strategy and Technology organization is looking to hire a Nursery Research Specialist. General Information: This position is part of Western Timberlands Strategy and Technology team and reports to the Western Production Forestry Program Manager. This position will be based out of our Centralia Washington facility. This is an excellent opportunity for inspiring candidate who are looking for professional challenges and growth. Background: Western Production Forestry is responsible for developing technology that spans the entire life cycle of Douglas-fir from seedlings grown in nurseries to harvest. This role will primarily be focused on nursery and early rotation research with opportunities to contribute to other key projects across the Production Forestry Research portfolio as well as across platforms (i.e., Tree Improvement and Environmental Research) as they arise. The successful candidate will engage in nursery research activities involving seedling quality, ...more
Open & closing dates: 02/21/2020 to 03/11/2020 Service: Competitive Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 13 Salary: $76,721 to $118,603 per year Appointment type: Permanent Work schedule: Full-Time Location: Lincoln, NE Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy Summary: This position is a Research Agronomist in the Agroecosystem Management Research Unit (AMRU), Plains Area, USDA-ARS, Lincoln, Nebraska. Incumbent's assignment involves basic and applied research on crop development, cropping sequence, nutrient and water management, tillage, residue management, and integrated crop-livestock systems. In team research, the incumbent provides expertise and leadership in GIS, remote sensing, and environmental informatics. Responsibilities Facilitates and coordinates research among ARS LTAR (Long-term Agroecosystem Research)], University, and other scientists conducting cooperative research on cropping and integrated livestock systems. Employs an array of field-based experiments, computer models, statistical procedures, and synthesis of published information within agronomic and environmental disciplines. Prepare written work products based on research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and trade journals. The incumbent employs, modifies, and develops methodologies to ...more
Department of Soil and Environment Our research seeks knowledge about the interaction between man, soil, plant and the surrounding environment in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments. We collect, analyze and report data on the state of the environment. You will work in a newly started applied research project carried out in close collaboration between academia and industry. The overall goal of the project is to create a system for traceable, sustainable, safe and competitive production of wheat and oats for infant food – from field to food producer. The open position specifically concerns the development of agronomic decision support. Artificial intelligence and data mining techniques will be used to transfer big data into practically useful information, e.g: in digital systems to optimize use of fertilizer and minimize negative environmental impact from crop production. in planning tools to ensure a that produced grains are in compliance with the strict regulations regarding mycotoxin levels. Apart from a team of researchers at SLU, the project group also consists of leading actors in the Swedish infant food chain and precision agriculture services. Read more about the SLU research group and ...more
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering Department/Unit: Engineering - Dal AC Location: Truro Job Summary & Key Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Dr. Travis Esau, the Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and evaluate mechanized/precision agriculture systems (hardware and software) to improve crop yield and technology transfer activities. They will participate in a combination of field and laboratory research and will be required to complete extensive travel throughout the Atlantic region. Periodic exposure to allergy constituents including dust and insects (e.g. honeybees) are a component of this position. Key Responsibilities: Work on several applied and basic research projects pertaining to precision agriculture technologies in agriculture production systems. Develop computer software for real-time variable rate agrochemical delivery systems (variable rate sprayer and spreader), automated wild blueberry harvesting system and deep learning machine vision technology (including mobile phone app development). Must be able to work individually and cooperatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Involve in both laboratory and field plot experimentation throughout eastern Canada. Collaborate with various industry partners, producer organizations, researchers from other institutions and extension specialists throughout Eastern Canada. Expect to assume a role in research, technology transfer, and undergraduate and graduate student training. Maintain ...more
Position description: The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with research focus on application of remote sensing in plant phenotyping and precision agriculture, especially using unmanned aerial systems for crop stress assessment, plant disease detection, and precision water and nutrient management. We conduct exciting research in remote sensing and data analytics to investigate the factors contributing to the sustainability of agricultural systems, including spatial and temporal variability of plant growth and soil properties, crop stresses, crop disease, and crop productivity. The Postdoc is expected to assist in proposal development, produce project reports, present research findings in conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension to more years. Requirements: A Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, or environmental science. Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred. Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred. Strong statistical analysis skills. Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary ...more