Role and key duties
Agricultural scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to improve the productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries.
Duties may include: acting as a consultant in the application of science to the practice of agriculture; carrying out research programs on the breeding, nutrition needs and disease resistance of plants and animals; providing technical information to farmers and commercial firms trading in agricultural commodities and produce; studying the effects of agriculture on the environment by collecting and analysing samples of soil, groundwater and plants; and carrying out experimental programs in controlled environments to develop better environmental management methods.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Agricultural Science.
Degree in Agricultural Science.