Science & Technology ยป Agronomy

Plant Nutritionist

Description

A plant nutritionist studies the ‘dietary requirements’ of plants in order to protect them from disease or insects, and improve their overall quality. This is done by studying the nutrition of a plant and its interaction with the soil, before finding ways to improve its uptake of nutrients that improve its efficiency and quality.

Employment Levels
Requirements
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Bachelor of Science (Plant Biology)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Compulsory
Nutritionist
Master of Science
Recommended
Senior Nutritionist
PhD
Recommended
Research Manager
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Recommended
General Manager
Executive Manager

Activities

  • Research the factors affecting nutrient uptake and identify ways to increase plant health through more efficient use of nutrients
  • Diagnose nutrient deficiencies and implement solutions
  • Establish trials and collect data

Locations

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