Integrated Pest Management
Date Posted: September 3, 2021
Deadline: March 4, 2022
Organization: Longwood Gardens
City: Kennett Square, PA
Website: View Website
Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: Benefits Free furnished housing on the grounds of Longwood Gardens. Further details of the houses are below. This is a taxable benefit; all utilities are included except cable television. Students can purchase cable television and pay for it individually if desired. All houses on The Row have central air conditioning. Interns receive a taxable stipend of $11.33 per hour, with a typical work week of 40 hours. . Weekly learning activities, including field trips, hands-on workshops, and lectures.
The Integrated Pest Management Intern gains plant health diagnostic skills such as proper pest scouting and identification techniques and the recognition of common plant disease/pest infestation symptoms on plants.
The intern assists the IPM staff in scouting for and diagnosing pest problems on a wide variety of crops grown in the greenhouse, conservatory, landscape, and natural environments. The intern performs applied research projects that investigate the biology and control of pests, designs and implements pest sampling and monitoring programs, releases beneficial insects in the conservatory, and evaluates the effectiveness of cultural practices, beneficial organisms, and chemical controls. The intern must obtain a pesticide applicator’s license and will likely apply chemical pest control materials with an emphasis on safety, focusing on the least toxic yet effective methods of control. Additional responsibilities include developing lectures and displays and performing outreach educational programs concerning IPM. The ability to lift 50 lbs, willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, ability to work independently, and a valid driver's license are required.
This is a 12-month internship. Apply by February 1 for a spring start.
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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