Precision Agriculture Technicians
Also called: Crop Specialist, Nutrient Management Specialist, Precision Agriculture Department Manager, Precision Agronomist
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Collect information about soil or field attributes, yield data, or field boundaries, using field data recorders and basic geographic information systems (GIS).
- Create, layer, and analyze maps showing precision agricultural data, such as crop yields, soil characteristics, input applications, terrain, drainage patterns, or field management history.
- Document and maintain records of precision agriculture information.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
Analytical or scientific software
Data base user interface and query software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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