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Soil and Plant Scientists

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.
Conduct research to determine best methods of planting, spraying, cultivating, harvesting, storing, processing, or transporting horticultural products.
Develop ways of altering soils to suit different types of plants.
Investigate responses of soils to specific management practices to determine the use capabilities of soils and the effects of alternative practices on soil productivity.
Investigate soil problems or poor water quality to determine sources and effects.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME CITY INSTITUTION TYPE PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Kansas State University Manhattan Public AGRONOMY Bachelor Degree - BS 127
Kansas State University Manhattan Public HORTICULTURE Bachelor Degree - BS 126
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 27
Highland Community College Highland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AAS 65
Highland Community College Highland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 34
Barton Community College Great Bend Public CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION Associate Degree - AAS 65
Barton Community College Great Bend Public CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 35
Barton Community College Great Bend Public CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 27
Fort Hays State University Hays Public AGRICULTURE Bachelor Degree - BS 120
Dodge City Community College Dodge City Public AGRONOMY Associate Degree - AAS 61
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 20
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 35
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 68