workinafrica Research Supervisor IITA(International institute of Tropical agriculture)
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IITA(International institute of Tropical agriculture)
Industry: Agriculture
Country: Nigeria
City: Oyo
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  • Posted: 01 April 2015

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and (...)

Research Supervisor




  • B.Sc or HND in Agriculture
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in a similar position


Engage in planting, crossing, harvesting, and seed processing of for parental lines of maize hybrids and ensure implementation of planned activities in different locations. Coordinate all field operations, including seed preparation, planting, thinning, shoot covering, and pollination in maize crossing blocks and multiplication fields of inbred lines under rain-fed and irrigated conditions. Ensure storage of seeds of parental lines of hybrids in an orderly manner to facilitate retrieval system. Make requests for required field tags as well as pollination (shoot and tassel) bags for various crossing blocks. Review availability of maize inbred lines for trials. Coordinate and plan isolation of breeder seed production fields Coordinate labor allocation for thinning, shoot covering, pollination, harvesting, threshing, and seed preparation throughout the year. Participate in screening of maize inbred lines, varieties and hybrids for carotenoid concentration and content. Supervise the preparation of inbred lines for distribution to collaborators in and outside of West and Central Africa. Prepare seeds for storage in the cold rooms and take inventory of the quantity and quantity of seeds of inbred lines and hybrids available in the cold store. Prepare seeds of inbred lines and hybrids requested by collaborators for shipment Provide practical training to new staff members working under special projects.

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