AGRI­CUL­TURAL SCI­EN­TIST

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Key roles

Agri­cul­tural sci­en­tists ad­vise farm­ers, ru­ral in­dus­tries and gov­ern­ments on vary­ing as­pects of farm­ing. They de­velop tech­niques to in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and im­prove the qual­ity of pro­duce. This can in­clude weed and pest con­trol, soil im­prove­ment and man­age­ment and the erad­i­ca­tion of livestock and crop dis­ease. Their job may in­clude col­lect­ing and analysing data and sam­ples of pro­duce, feed, soil and other fac­tors that af­fect pro­duc­tion. Agri­cul­tural sci­en­tists also de­velop tech­niques to en­sure the long-term sus­tain­abil­ity of farm­ing while pro­tect­ing com­mer­cial in­ter­ests.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence – Univer­sity of Ade­laide

Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence – Univer­sity of Queens­land

Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Agri­cul­ture – Univer­sity of Sydney

Bach­e­lor of Agri­cul­tural Sciences – La Trobe Univer­sity

Salary

$40,253 to $79,680

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