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"Plant Scientist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Conduct research in breeding, production, and yield of plants or crops, and control of pests.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Plant Scientist"

1) Conducts research to determine best methods of planting, spraying, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural products.

2) Studies crop production to discover effects of various climatic and soil conditions on crops.

 

3) Conducts experiments and investigations to determine methods of storing, processing, and transporting horticultural products.

4) Aids in control and elimination of agricultural, structural and forest pests by developing new and improved pesticides.

5) Identifies and classifies species of insects and allied forms, such as mites and spiders.

 

6) Improves bee strains, utilizing selective breeding by artificial insemination.

7) Conducts experiments regarding causes of bee diseases and factors affecting yields of nectar pollen on various plants visited by bees.

8) Studies insect distribution and habitat and recommends methods to prevent importation and spread of injurious species.

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Job Description for "Plant Scientist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Plant Scientist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-C        SOC:  19-1013.01


 

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