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Plant Protection Technician, temporary work

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: USDA

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Application deadline: Not listed. Anticipated start date April 2020.

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The temporary, seasonal technician will work with PPQ and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees to survey new emerald ash borer (EAB) biocontrol sites, establish parasitoids, and assess and maintain new and existing field locations. The technician will implement all aspects of the EAB field biocontrol program. This includes release site scouting, coordinating biocontrol agent delivery/shipments, conducting field releases and recovery survey activities, and providing outreach to cooperators and the general public. Area of coverage will be the entire state; current release sites include about a dozen in the southern & central thirds, and we expect to establish another halfdozen in the northern third. This position will also help to staff outreach booths at several public and industry trade shows each year.

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