Standard Occupational Classification

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19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Agricultural and Food Scientists (broad occupation)

Life Scientists (minor group)

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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