Agricultural Technician

Agricultural Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

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$1441 per week
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    Stable

    Overview

    Agricultural Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

    Day-to-day

    • examining topographical, physical and soil characteristics of farmland to determine its most effective use and identify nutrient deficiencies
    • assisting in developing new methods of planting, fertilising, harvesting and processing crops to achieve optimum land usage
    • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control
    • analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
    • inspecting livestock to gauge the effectiveness of feed formulae
    • assisting in controlled breeding experiments to develop improved crop and livestock strains
    • arranging the supply of drugs, vaccines and other chemicals to Farmers and Farm Managers, and giving advice on their use
    • collecting and collating data for research
    • planning slaughtering, harvesting and other aspects of production processes
    • may advise producers on farming techniques and management.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

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