Vegetable Breeder

Job Summary

  • Develop and Manage a long term, sustainable Beit Alpha cucumber breeding program; carry out scientific breeding research, evaluation, culling and selecting the ultimate range of techniques to improve existing plants as well as create new varieties and breeds.



Job Responsibilities

  1. · Develop breeding direction and strategy in coordination with the General Manager, sales team and other breeders.
  2. · Oversee a breeding and testing program that will lead to the development of improved Beit Alpha Varieties, including but not limited to:
  • -    Conduct seeds tests through different stages of planting.
  • Monitor the seeds sowing and follow up until transplanting.
  • Plant seedlings in designated greenhouses
  • Observe seedlings until they reach evaluation age
  • Identify and select plants exhibiting desirable traits based on natural genetic variation
  • Evaluate the selected plants by the time of flowering to the time of fruiting.
  • Measure the fruits’ length, shape, weight, color and other specifications.
  • For selected plants, conduct self-insemination as well as cross-breeding
  • Verify the success of the insemination process at different stages
  • Conduct evaluation tests for disease tolerance to ensure virus free plants before harvesting.
  • Cross plants to produce new breeding material for field and greenhouse trials.
  • Harvest the test crops and extract the seeds from each plant separately.
  • Perform the drying process on extracted seeds and introduce the results with the production team


  • Maintain detailed records throughout the research and development phases.
  • Analyze and scientifically assess plant breeding activities and field trials and select the best variables for next planting cycles.
  • Stay up to date with plants classes, methods and techniques for improving plants breeding.
  • · Liaise with and visit other commercial breeders, scientists and participate in the relevant events and seminars.

Skills

Job Requirements

  • Master Degree in plants breeding, Genetics, Crop Science or related field of study.
  • 5-7 years experience in plant breeding.
  • Experience in seeds production.
  • Practical Beit Alpha cucumber breeding experience.
تاريخ النشر: ٩ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Bayt
تاريخ النشر: ٩ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Bayt