April 10, 2012
Reduced tillage systems for vegetables have been identified as a priority for NY growers, and our program has achieved national recognition as innovative in our approach. These systems have proven to reduce costs, maintain yields and enhance soil and environmental quality. Our growers need additional information on strategies to address constraints or challenges unique to adapting these systems for vegetable crops. Our work will enhance the sustainability and economic viability of NY vegetable growers, whether they produce following conventional or organic methods.
This is a temporary, full-time, paid summer assistant position to support our reduced tillage research. This person will assist with plot preparation, transplant production, transplanting, cultivation, plot maintenance, plant and soil analysis, data collection, harvesting and sorting, and data entry. Applicants must be willing to work outside during the summer as well as assist in the lab with soil and plant analysis. Tasks also included are driving farm vehicles, collecting data at cooperating grower farms, assisting with set up for grower trials, setting up and running irrigation pipe, and providing general assistance to the projects as needed. The position starts in middle to late May and ends in middle to late August (though part-time extension into the Fall if interested).
• Ability to lift 50lbs.
• Close attention to detail and adherence to safety rules and regulations.
• Prior research experience desirable, but not necessary.
• Valid NYS driver’s license
Contact Ryan White: Rew37@cornell.edu