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2213 AGRONOMISTS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS
 


    Agronomists and related professionals conduct research and improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, and apply scientific knowledge relating to crop and animal husbandry.

    Tasks include -

    (a) researching into field crops and grasses and developing new or improved cultivation methods;

    (b) researching into horticultural crops and developing new or improved cultivation methods;

    (c) researching into animal husbandry and developing new or improved breeding methods;

    (d) researching into, and developing new or improved methods for tree propagation and culture, or planning and directing afforestation and exploitation of forest stands;

    (e) researching into characteristics, use capability and productivity of soils and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices;

    (f) researching into, and developing new or improved methods for wildlife conservation;

    (g) researching into, and developing new or improved methods for economic exploitation of grazing lands;

    (h) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (i) performing related tasks;

    (j) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Agronomist

  • Animal scientist

  • Forestry scientist

  • Horticulturist

  • Soil scientist


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.