Agricultural Technician (Occupation Code : 314201)

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Description

Performs tests and experiments, and provides technical support to assist agricultural scientists and technologists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing. 

Tasks

Preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses.

Collecting and preparing specimens such as soils, plant or animal cells, tissues or parts or animal organs for experiments, tests and analyses.

Identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control.

Analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality.

Conducting or supervising operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programs.

Analysing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating.

Alternate Occupation Names

Horticultural Technical Officer

Agricultural Sampling Officer

Seed Production Technician

Poultry Technical Officer

Dairy Technician

Field Production Officer

Seed Research Technician

Agricultural Sample Collector

Wool Testing Technician

Agricultural Research Technician

Field Crop Technical Officer

Agricultural Laboratory Technician

Artificial Insemination Technical Officer

Irrigation Technician

Animal Breeding Technician

Herd Tester

Agronomy Technician

Agricultural Technical Officer

Agriculture Technical Assistant

Agriculture Technical Specialist

Agricultural Technical Advisor

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