Crop Scientist

Crop scientists also called agronomists are experts in plant and soil science. They specialize in knowing how to improve agricultural methods and develop plant strains both of which contribute to the most efficient and ecologically friendly production of fuel feed fuels and fiber. They are well-versed in determining which farm methods will result in the most improved crops including the best ways to control the weeds and pests that can compromise crop productivity. Many crop scientists specialize in a particular crop such as grains or cotton.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $49000
High Salary: $53000
Low Salary: $45000
Tasks: Develops different strains of plants.
Study the best ways to control weeds.
Works directly with farmers.
Inspects crops.
Also Called: Agronomist
Farmer
Agriculturist
Plant Scientist
Additional Resources: http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/51/Crop-Scientist.html
http://www.education.com/reference/article/crop-scientist-job-description/
https://www.crops.org/about-crops