Rutgers Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Program

Summer Employment

Position: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field Technicians

Location: Statewide positions are available (NJ)

Available: Approximately May-Aug. (early Sept. if possible)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) field technicians collect data to monitor pest levels on fruit crops such as apples, blueberries and peaches. Field technicians are trained in methods of detecting and quantifying insects, diseases, and weeds using various techniques such as field scouting, insect trapping, soil and plant tissue sampling, and downloading weather monitoring data. IPM programs provide detailed and timely information to farmers to allow them to make good pest control decisions. Field technicians will gain excellent field experience for careers in agriculture and other science related disciplines.

Positions are available for statewide fruit IPM programs. Hours are full or part time depending on the area and number of farms to be monitored. Salary is based upon education and experience, and ranges from $7 to $9 per hour plus mileage reimbursement. Students can receive college credit through internships approved by their college.

A biology, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or agriculture background is highly desirable, but not essential. Use of your own vehicle is mandatory. Please note that this job requires physical activity in all kinds of weather conditions. For an application contact:

 

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