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Botanic Garden IPM Plant Healthcare Specialist

Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, is a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1988, offering unique, rare, well grown and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world. We have one of the most extensive perennial trialing programs in the country. Our concern goes far beyond selling plants! Despite being best known as a nursery, we actually exist for our work as a private 28-acre botanic garden and plant research facility focusing on ex-situ plant conservation, plant exploration, breeding, and propagation. We have an open position for a Botanic Garden IPM Plant Healthcare Specialist

Job Description

Position is to oversee the plant health and collections integrity of all outdoor plantings, including the monitoring, researching, and treatment of all pests and plant health related issues.

Job Responsibilities:

WEEDS, INSECTS, DISEASE

  • Scout and treat for weeds, insects, and disease in garden beds and lawns
  • Scout and treat for and report stressed/declining plants
  • Alert appropriate staff of weed, insect, and disease issues
  • Determine best treatment options for each pest situation, always opting for biological/less toxic options
  • Take appropriate and timely action to prevent damage
  • Record all pesticide treatments, results, and monitor efficacy
  • Submit all pest samples as needed
  • Maintain a valid NC Pesticide Applicators license
  • Ensure all spray equipment is fully functional and available for use
  • Coordinate purchasing of all pesticides for grounds
  • Oversee vole control program, including scouting and treating
  • Prompt Fire ant monitoring and treatment
  • Follow all legal pesticide requirements, including posting, records, and use of PPE

NEMATODE CONTROL PROGRAM

  • Scout for foliar nematodes
  • Treat and control nematodes appropriately and timely to prevent damage
  • Alert appropriate staff of foliar nematode issues
  • Coordinate cutback foliage as needed to eliminate infection
  • Nursery propagules tested for nematodes

TURF

  • Coordinate with grounds supervisor on mowing schedule
  • Apply appropriate fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals as needed
  • Monitor turf for pest/disease pressure
  • Monitor turf for overly dry/wet areas and make corrections as needed
  • May assist in installation, repair and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Coordinates application of new seed each year
  • Coordinate annual turf maintenance

Qualifications

Some formal education or past experience in horticulture is preferred and applicants with the following qualifications will be strongly considered:

  • Valid NC Pesticide Applicators License(or ability to obtain one)
  • Fit testing in the last year
  • Plant Science or Horticulture Degree
  • Horticulture experience

Employee Classification: Salary Permanent Full Time
Compensation: Based on Experience
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Send cover letter and resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to Jobs@PlantDelights.com


Seasonal Shippers

Are you interested in learning about plants and meeting new people? Come join our team! We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and energetic people, such as yourself to help populate the world with our unique plants.

Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1988, offering unique, rare, well grown and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world. We have one of the most extensive perennial trialing programs in the country. Our concern goes far beyond selling plants! Despite being best known as a nursery, we actually exist for our work as a private 28-acre botanical garden and plant research facility focusing on ex-situ plant conservation, plant exploration, breeding, and propagation. We have open positions for seasonal employees to work in our Shipping Department in a high energy, fast paced, team environment. We are a family owned company with a mission to support research, education and the exploration of plants through the sales of unique perennial plants.

We offer a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment.

Job Description

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Stocking, pulling, and packing plant orders
  • Care and upkeep of containerized perennial plants
  • Retail sales and customer service
  • Must be open to assist other departments should the need arise.
  • Occasional weekend work required may include assisting with; Tours, Open Houses or
  • Education Center classes.

Employee Classification: Hourly, Seasonal Full Time

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Enjoy physical and often dirty work in all types of weather
  • Enjoy working with an energetic, flexible, and outgoing team
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, kneel and often carry heavy items
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Work various hours of 25 - 40 hours per week based on the business needs
  • Flexibility to work some weekends, as needed, is a plus
  • Plant knowledge is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to pay acute attention to detail
  • Punctual and have a great work ethic

Employee Classification: Hourly Seasonal Full Time
Compensation: Entry Level
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Send resume with a detailed description of work history and 3 professional references Jobs@PlantDelights.com