Summer Help in the Barley Agronomy Program at the U of Idaho
The Barley Agronomy program is housed at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Outreach Center. The Barley Agronomy program researches sustainable irrigated barley production strategies with emphasis on nutrient management, plant health, and soil and water quality for yield and end-use quality for malt, feed, food, and forage barley. This year, the Barley Agronomy research program will re-evaluate nitrogen and sulfur rate guidelines for barley grown in southern and south-eastern Idaho. The candidate will conducting small grain research by assisting in soil and plant tissue sample collection, processing, and analysis.
- Learn to use the scientific method to address nutrient management in barley production
- Assist in managing experimental field plots and collecting soil and plant tissue samples
- Learn to utilize laboratory equipment to analyze soil and plant tissue samples for nutrient content
Expectations and requirements:
This position will require the candidate work outdoors in inclement weather to collect soil and plant tissue samples. Additionally, a driver’s license is required to drive the Barley Agronomy program vehicles from Aberdeen to Kimberly and Rexburg field sites. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
Expected hours of work:
- May to late-September (Start and end dates are flexible based on the candidate’
- Typical, daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with occasional hours outside this window