Pest control advisers are responsible for scouting crops and identifying pests that can affect a farmer’s harvest. Based on their observations they then make recommendations on treatment and suggest products or other methods to control or prevent problems.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agricultural related program such as agronomy or entomology.
To pursue a career as a pest control adviser:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as chemistry and biology, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Pest control advisers may work independently and are hired on a contractual basis. Some advisers especially in the vegetable industry may be employed by large grower operations. Chemical companies also have advisers who work for them and suggest the right solution that they manufacture.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The job outlook for pest control adviser will be great over the next five years.
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