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Agriculture Internship Programme 2023 – Starke Ayres


Agriculture Internship Programme 2023 – Starke Ayres

Founded in 1877, Starke Ayres is an expert vegetable, flower and lawn seed provider. We specialise in breeding our own seed varieties and source only the best available stock from our international suppliers.

With our headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are the leading vegetable seed supplier in Africa and preferred international supplier of premium varieties of seed to the professional grower.

A function has end up handy for a Trainee Seed Analyst in our Quality Assurance Laboratory in Kempton Park.

The reason of this position is the willpower of seed first-rate via potential of inspecting samples with regard to defect determination, purity, germination and authorized vigour assessments on seed a lot delivered and presented.

The Trainee Seed Analyst must also be able to support the Seed Analyst in his/her duties and stand in for the Seed Analyst in his/her absence.


  • Sampling of seed
  • Sampling of seed lots according to ISTA rules.
  • Defect determination and purity analysis on seed
  • Obtain submitted sample according to the ISTA rules and perform defect determination and purity analysis.
  • Do kernel count when requested.
  • Report results on the job card and enter the results the register and EMS
  • Evaluation of seedlings in a germination test, according to the ISTA rules
  • Do a first count on the germination as prescribed by the ISTA rules.
  • Counts needs to be reported as a percentage on the germination card, register and EMS and when necessary completed on a lab report.
  • Make decisions on retesting when replicates are not within tolerance
  • Test seed received and seed presented by the factory with regard to grading, defects, purity, germination and moisture.
  • Check the physical appearance of the bags, labels, stacking of pallets and quantities of a presentation and represented seed in stock.
  • Test germination of represented seed and process failures when necessary.


  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Diploma / B. Tech / Degree in: Agriculture

How to Apply

Agriculture Internship Programme 2023 – Starke Ayres

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