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Precision Agriculture Technicians

Precision Agriculture Technicians

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Precision Agriculture Technicians

What's it like?

Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.

Working conditions

Tasks

  1. Collect information about soil or field attributes, yield data, or field boundaries, using field data recorders and basic geographic information systems (GIS).
  2. Use geospatial technology to develop soil sampling grids or identify sampling sites for testing characteristics such as nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium content, pH, or micronutrients.
  3. Document and maintain records of precision agriculture information.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Speaking.
    Active Learning.
  • Writing.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Systems Analysis.
    Mathematics.
  • Monitoring.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Time Management.
  • Science, Coordination.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Operation Monitoring.
  • Systems Evaluation.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.

Programs

Bachelor degree in Agriculture

Average Salary‚Äč

15995/ Month

Career Pathway

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