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Agricultural Scientist

Agricultural Scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.

Overview

Agricultural Scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.

Day-to-day

  • studies the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studies the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • develops procedures and techniques for solving agricultural or horticultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become an Agricultural Scientist

  • You need a bachelor degree in agricultural science or another related field to work as an Agricultural Scientist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor of Agricultural Science

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