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Plant Nutritionist

Study nutrient requirements of plants, methods of protecting plants from insects, and plant/soil interactions.

Alternative Titles

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant Ecologist
  • Plant Scientist


  • Study factors affecting nutrient uptake and utilisation by plants
  • Identify ways in which plants productivity can be enhanced by more efficient use of nutrients
  • Develop diagnostic tools for rapid detection of nutrient deficiencies
  • Breed plants to create improved nutrition

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy science
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy research
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team