Precision Agriculture Technicians
On the Job
Precision Agricultural Technicians use advanced techniques to improve agricultural processes. For example, they may use geographic information systems (GIS) or global positioning systems (GPS) to make decisions. Their work may focus on the best methods for applying pesticides, irrigating crops, or finding pests.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Conduct climatological research.
- Research crop management methods.
- Analyze environmental data.
- Analyze geological or geographical data.
- Prepare operational reports.
- Record research or operational data.
- Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
- Apply knowledge or research findings to address environmental problems.
- Prepare maps.
- Develop agricultural methods.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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