J1 short-term scholar working with Dr. Seth Naeve for special Soybean Project for the period 3/26/2017 through September 25, 2018.
Data Generation: Evaluates soybean research plots for a variety of crop and plant physiological properties such as: Plant stands, canopy development, growth staging, yield, and quality; evaluates incoming research and survey soybean samples for a wide range of soybean quality traits including: seed size, foreign material, moisture, and chemical composition. 30%
Project management: Organizes soybean research locations and develops plot plans. Organizes and treats incoming seed. Packages and prepares soybean seed for planting. Calculates rates and apples chemical and physical treatments to research plots. Maintains chemical and seed storage. Maintains all research plot locations to minimize confounding effects of pests. Organizes incoming soybean samples for quality analysis. Cooperates with other field research projects regarding labor and other resources. 30%
Data Management: Organizes, manages, and maintains incoming yield and quality data from all research projects. 10%
Supervision: Trains students and workers on a variety of field and lab procedures including but limited to determination of soybean composition and quality by methods like NIR (near infrared spectrophotometry), Dubois seed counter, seed grinding among others; plant treatments; soybean staging and disease assessment; soybean tissue collection; pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer application, etc. Recruits, interviews, and hires students. Schedules work and assigns duties to be performed. Coordinates travel and field activities performed in locations out of the main campus. This will include coordination with different campuses, renting vehicles, meals, etc. 20%
Inventory and purchase of field and lab related material and equipment. This will also include organizing, inspecting and taking vehicles and equipment to maintenance as well as keeping records o all of those activities. 10%
BA or BS degree.
Internal Number: 321393
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