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Lorna Bell-Burns
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Seedhouse manager for legume research geneticist, seed analyst and field research analyst. My overall job responsibilities are to process seed samples for size, quality and purity of seed to promote the production of disease resistant, high yielding, high quality seed; apply pesticides to ensure health of seeds; catalog seed samples to ensure proper identity; catalogs seed storage; assist with research plot establishment and maintenance and supervising the summer timeslip workers with that goal in mind; take notes on plot establishment, plat material prior to harvest and experiment results; assist with harvesting of field plots and greenhouse experiments; keep field facilities and seedhouse clean and orderly by maintaining inventory of supplies; help to maintain seed cleaning, threshing and harvest equipment in working order; and maintain safety in work are.