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University of New Hampshire
Cooperative Extension
Posted: 2023-11-06 19:53:06
Plant Pathology Program Manager

UNH Extension Seeks a Plant Pathology Program Manager | Extension

The Plant Pathology Program Manager will work under the general direction of the Plant Diagnostic Lab director and Extension’s Food and Agriculture Program Team leader. The program manager will be primarily responsible for handling plant health samples within the Plant Diagnostic Lab and working with the Production Agriculture Integrated Pest Management Team in proving outreach to commercial growers in New Hampshire. Lab work includes the intake of plant samples, conduct disease diagnosis under the supervision of the director, log results in lab databases, and communicate results and resources of the plant pathology program to clientele. Working as a member of the Integrated Pest Management Team, the program manager will work closely with field and state specialists in New Hampshire and the Northeast. They may assist with planning and hosting events associated with Extension’s Production Agriculture programs, as well as present expertise to commercial growers, the gardening public, and volunteers. The program manager will be responsible for updating web resources and compiling electronic communication under the direction of the lab director. In coordination with the lab director, the program manager may coordinate on-farm projects, including setup, data collection, evaluation, and presentation of results. The program manager will be responsible for co-advising students who work in the lab and in the field on behalf of Extension’s Integrated Pest Management program. This position is located at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.