About PGG Wrightson Turf
PGG Wrightson Turf is part of PGG Wrightson Seeds Ltd, Australasia's largest proprietary seed business.
PGG Wrightson Turf has been breeding turfgrass seed specifically for the Australasian environment for over 30 years and has established itself as an innovative market leader in turfgrass breeding, and turf research and evaluation. Our aim is to supply Australasian Turf Managers with high performance turfgrass solutions for the unique challenges faced by the Australasian turf industry.
Given the Australasian love for outdoor pursuits, it is imperative that our natural turf surfaces are able to perform in a range of climatic conditions throughout the year. To achieve this, PGG Wrightson Turf operates its own turfgrass breeding and product evaluation programme based from our research facility, Kimihia Research Centre on the outskirts of Christchurch, which is supported by additional trial sites throughout Australasia. We also supply the professional turf market in New Zealand with world leading non-seed products such as fertilisers, pesticides, line markers, machinery and mulch products, many of which have also been evaluated at Kimihia Research Centre.
Our philosophy is simple - we base the offering of turf products upon scientific principles derived from a number of local and overseas suppliers in order to utilise the leading technological advancements in turfgrass solutions. Products sold by PGG Wrightson Turf undergo a rigorous testing and screening process from our local and international research partners, including STRI UK, NTEP USA, ANTEP Australia, University of Sydney turfgrass programme, and NZSTI New Zealand.
This ultimately enables us to provide our customers with turf solutions that are tailored to meet their specific requirements.
PGG Wrightson Turf has invested heavily into the New Zealand sports turf industry and built a strong technical sales team that is backed by our scientific research group who ensure the right selection for your specific requirements.
TURF EVALUATION TECHNICIAN – Lincoln, Christchurch
PGG Wrightson Seeds is a market leader in the development of proprietary grass, legume and brassica products that are sold internationally. PGG Wrightson Seeds spends over $10 million per annum on research and development. This investment has seen some of New Zealand’s leading grass and brassica cultivars developed.
The Turf Evaluation Technician will be responsible for working within the turf research program including planning, implementation, reporting and scoring of turf trials. As the Turf Evaluation Technician you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining turf trials as well as assisting the Farm Manager with general farm maintenance. The role has access to a wide range of in-house plant breeders, turf agronomists and turf specialists to assist in day to day work. The position will be based in Lincoln at our Kimihia Research Centre.
The role will also be responsible for providing PGG Wrightson Turf retail customers, consultants and contractors with technical information and advice on performance and use of our Turf products. You will be supported in this by PGG Wrightson Turf plant breeders, agronomists and turf specialists who are recognised by the industry as leaders in their respective fields.
To be successful in this role you will possess a degree in Turf Management and have a good understanding of the turf industry and maintenance of turf systems. You will also possess the ability to establish and manage turf trials and report the outcomes in a professional manner. Sound interpersonal and communication skills are essential as there will be a need to present to groups of people.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work within a world leading turf research organisation.
If you feel you have the skills, experience and motivation to be successful in this role, please forward your written application along with your CV to email@example.com
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a full position description.
Applications close 5pm, 6 October 2013.
Turf Clippings Spring 2013
12th September 2013
The Spring edition of our Turf Clippings newsletter is now available.
Inside this edition:
- The NZGCSA Award
- Hamish Buckingham - Otago Polytechnic top year 2 student
- Wairakei Golf and Santuary Greens
- Hamiltons Browntop Heaven
- Conference Season
- Avanex Accredited Consultants Course
- Introducing Bevan Houghton
- Walmsley's Word - Herbicide resistance is a real problem
Turf Talk Autumn 2013 now available online
19th March 2013
Issue 4 of Turf Talk is now available online and discusses the Winter Activity of perennial ryegrass cultivars.