Career - Agricultural Technical Officer

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Agricultural Technical Officers will work with agricultural scientists using small plot experiments to compare plant varieties and test the effects of various treatments on growth and yield. They will work with soil scientists to study irrigation techniques and analyse plants used in soil treatment experiments and also work with plant breeders to produce new strains and select superior products. They will also work with animal breeders using artificial insemination techniques to produce offspring that mature earlier and record and interpret experimental data in field experiments. They will interpret aerial photographs and prepare maps showing soil and vegetation patterns and assist in the chemical analysis and laboratory culture of microorganisms that cause diseases in plants and animals and carry out research and provide advice about various technical issues.
Avg Salary
Australia  $72,500 AUD
United Kingdom  £28,000 GBP
United States of America  $69,027 USD
New Zealand  $60,000 NZD
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