Plant Scientists/Field Agronomists plan, budget, establish, preform and document research trials and projects as they relate to agronomic crops.
Plant Scientists/Field Agronomists are responsible for coordinating, budgeting, executing, performing, and reportring on agronomic crop research trials.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A master’s degree or PhD in plant breeding, biotechnology, plant pathology, agronomy, crop science, soil science, biology or a related field is preferred to become a plant scientist/field agronomist. A bachelor’s degree in similar fields may be considered with some companies.
To pursue a career as a Plant Scientist/Field Agronomist:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, and mathematics.
Employed by seed companies, crop protection companies, research firms, governmental organizations, environmental organizations, and colleges or universities.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
For those with advanced degrees the current and future job market for plant scientist/field agronomist can be considered good.
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