Work Nature

  • Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates. 
  • Develop new or improved methods or products for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests.
  • Provide information or recommendations to farmers or other landowners regarding ways in which they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems such as erosion. 
  • Develop environmentally safe methods or products for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests. 
  • Investigate soil problems or poor water quality to determine sources and effects. 
  • Conduct experiments investigating how soil forms, changes, or interacts with land-based ecosystems or living organisms. 
  • Conduct research to determine best methods of planting, spraying, cultivating, harvesting, storing, processing, or transporting horticultural products.
  • Investigate responses of soils to specific management practices to determine the effects of alternative practices on the environment. 
  • Develop methods of conserving or managing soil that can be applied by farmers or forestry companies. 
  • Study ways to improve agricultural sustainability, such as the use of new methods of composting. 
  • Investigate responses of soils to specific management practices to determine the use capabilities of soils and the effects of alternative practices on soil productivity.
  • Develop ways of altering soils to suit different types of plants. 

Key Skills

  • Processing Information
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Bio informatics

Occupations

  • Crop research scientist
  • Nursery Workers
  • Pesticide Workers
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Genetic Engineer
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • seed specialist
  • Agriculture Research Scientist

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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