Agronomist

Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. Agronomy has come to encompass work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science.

Career Option

  • The work positions they are employed range from district sales manager for seed companies •Crop consultants for independent and large companies •Commodity traders •Soil scientists •Environmental consultants •Fertilizer and chemical salespersons •Grain elevator managers •Precision agriculture specialists •Agriculture loan officers •Production specialists •Researchers and large farm managers

Top Colleges In India

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. Address: Hill Side Road, Pusa, New Delhi, Delhi 110012 Contact No- 011 2584 3375 Website- www.iari.res.in
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is a leading agrotechnology provider of India and its graduates are recognized throughout the world. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as early as 1868 which was later relocated at Coimbatore during 190
  • Address: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Lawley Road, Coimbatore 641003 Contact No. +91 422 6611200 Email Id- info@tnau.ac.in Website- www.tnau.ac.in

Courses to be pursued

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy The curriculum in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agronomy program is a combination of laboratory sessions
  • practicums and lectures on topics like the following: •Characteristics of soil •Plant morphology •Agricultural genetics •Agricultural economics •Professional and business communication •Master's in Agronomy Master's of Science Degree in Agronomy Master’s coursework emphasizes individual research
  • particularly in areas such as: •Range problems and management techniques •Analysis of plant soil •Soil chemistry •Microbial soil ecology •Simulated agriculture modeling •Certificate in Agronomy Certificate programs Certificate programs in agronomy are rare
  • those in agriculture discuss many related subjects including: •Crop investigation and scouting •Organic farming •Applied entomology basics •Midwest feed and grain crops •Safety
  • maintenance and usage of farm machinery

Working Condition

Agronomists have the advantage of being able to spend much of their time outdoors, except during inclement weather. Most agronomists spend part of their time conducting tests and research in laboratories and writing reports in their offices. They generally work regular hours, but some agronomists may be required to travel.

Personal Skill

  • - Agricultural background - Sound knowledge in crop production - Excellent analytical skills - Administrative skills - Critical thinking - Communicative skills - Patience - Ability to work in team - A favorable attitude towards work

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum - 10+2 with science & Math
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