Hear from an Agronomy Field Technician in the Video Below!
Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Agronomists are knowledgeable about the production of field crops, including all the variables involved such as soil and land management, nutrient and water needs, pest control and minimizing environmental impact. They provide knowledge and leadership to growers in their assigned market while performing job duties such as field scouting, soil management, and market analysis. Responsibilities: Agronomists are responsible for ensuring accurate knowledge or reliable referrals to make recommendations to growers, managing field trials, plant physiology, and irrigation practices, scouting customer fields for weeds, insects, disease, and nutrition issues, ensuring that application of seed, fertilizer, and pesticide occurs when weather conditions are optimal, gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting test results, preparing progress reports, analyzing crop claim issues, documenting field evaluation of seed, chemicals, specialty products, and fertilizers, assisting with agronomic budgeting and cost monitoring, interacting with suppliers, applicators, and agronomy laboratories, and remaining up-to-date on crop nutrition and protection technology.