Agricultural Scientist (Occupation Code : 213202)

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Description

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

Tasks

Collecting and analysing data and samples related to produce, feed, soil, water quality and other factors affecting farm, forest or fishery production.

Advising on techniques for improving the production of crops, livestock and fish, and alternative production options.

Advising on livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs.

Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, fish stocks and the growth and health of forest trees.

Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects, diseases and fisheries practices on animal, crop, forestry and fisheries yield.

Studying fish migration, growth, feeding and spawning and devising methods of collecting, fertilizing, incubating and hatching fish eggs.

Researching into characteristics, use capability and productivity of soils and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices.

Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.

Managing forest and fisheries resources to maximize their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits.

Studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields.

Investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, pests and diseases.

Preparing scientific reports and conducting advisory information sessions and lectures for farming, forestry and fishing communities and other groups.

Alternate Occupation Names

Plant Production Scientist

Pomologist

Plant Pathologist

Seed Analyst

Seed Product Developer

Agronomist

Agrostologist

Plant Biologist / Ecologist / Toxicologist

Agricultural Immunologist

Farming Scientist

Seed Production Horticulturist

Animal Husbandry Scientist

Seed Production Agronomist

Plant / Seed Breeder

Plant Physiologist

Plant Pathology Manager

Animal Nutritionist

Companion Animal Nutritionist

Quarantine Scientist

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