Science & Technology ยป Agronomy

Microbiologist

Description

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, and in agriculture, this is done to advise farmers about techniques for improving the production of crops. Microbiologists collect and analyse data and samples of produce and soil to determine how these microorganisms affect production, and then develop procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving farm efficiency.

Employment Levels
Requirements
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Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Science (Entomology)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Science (Ecology)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Compulsory
Microbiologist
Master of Science
Recommended
Senior Microbiologist
PhD
Recommended
Research Manager
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Recommended
General Manager
Executive Manager

Activities

  • Obtain representative soil samples and identify microbial risks
  • Develop microbial treatment products for soils and seeds such as chemical treatments, steam treatments and crop rotations

Locations

  • Agronomy companies, government departments, research institutions and universities
  • City and Country
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