Agronomy is the science and technology of the successful growing and management of crop plants and their usage for food, fuel, feed and fiber. This includes crops such as sunflower, maize, grain, sugar-cane, peanuts, cotton, potatoes and forage. Agronomy is the integrated study and application of biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science and genetics.
Nature of Work
Develop and implement production systems to get maximum economical production without harming the environment.
Apply the knowledge of soil and plant sciences to crop production to solve some of the toughest problems facing humanity: abundant production and supply of nutritious food, feed, fiber, fuel and even pharmaceuticals crops by the intelligent use of natural resources and conservation practices.
Help farmers use their land more effectively and suggest methods to increase yields.
Aid in solving or preventing problems with soil and crops.
Selection of the best crop and implementation of the most suitable harvesting techniques to ensure the best quality crop production is the responsibility of an agronomist.
Duties also include preparation of the soil, planting of the crops, irrigation, protection of the harvests and ranking of the crops.
FSc. Pre-medical (Bio-Chem-Phy)
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc..)
Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Interest towards nature and physical stamina are two most important qualities that one should have as one has to work in farms, fields and forests.
Most of agricultural scientists need an understanding of basic business principles, the ability to apply statistical techniques and the ability to use computers to analyze data and to control biological and chemical processing.
Agronomists are employed by
Agricultural business entrepreneurs
Manufacturers of fertilizers and pesticides
Universities and agricultural development companies
Customer-oriented agribusiness firms
Numerous agronomy graduates are also involved in the sale of agricultural products