The IPM Manager is responsible for all pest and disease management, ensuring overall plant health for indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse production. This will include scouting, prevention, treating, planning, scheduling, researching and leading an IPM team in pest and disease management. An ideal candidate for this position should have prior experience in an agriculture setting working as a pest control adviser or similar responsibilities dealing with integrated pest management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee all cannabis pest and disease management.
Manage a team of IPM specialists in scouting, identification, compliance, prevention and treatments.
Build application schedules and plans for addressing key pest and disease threats that are safe, used to label specifications, and compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Analyze any pest-related issue and respond appropriately with the proper techniques.
Build systems for scouting and other IPM tools.
Build an annual beneficials plan and system for tracking applications and challenges by time, cultivation area and zone.
Ensure proper storage, disposal, usage, certification and reinforce these practices by helping to develop documentation such as: SOPs, Work Instruction, Forms, Logs, etc.
Hold trainings for staff and create visual guides for pests and diseases.
Research and quantify new products on the market that may assist with pest management.
Assist the company in budgeting for the department, including monitoring and controlling costs.
Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations in all activities under your supervision.
Salary$70000 - $80000 USD per year
- Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science, Agronomy, Plant Protection, or other plant health-focused disciplines
- 2+ years experience in a similarly-focused position dealing with pest management
- Pest control adviser license and/or qualified applicators license
- At least 21 years of age and authorized to work in the U.S.
- Four year college degree; 1-3 years horticultural experience or in a related field
- Experience working in a regulated cannabis cultivation facility
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