Plant Scientists

Plant Scientists

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Career outlook for

Plant Scientists

What's it like?

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Working conditions


  1. Communicate research or project results to other professionals or the public or teach related courses, seminars, or workshops.
  2. Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
  3. Develop new or improved methods or products for controlling or eliminating weeds, crop diseases, or insect pests.

Top Skills

  • Speaking.
  • Science.
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Active Learning.


Agricultural Microbiology, Agricultural Engineering, Soil and Agricultural chemistry.

Average Salary‚Äč

15136/ Month

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