Duties and tasks

  • Studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • Advising on livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects, diseases and fisheries practices on animal, crop, forestry and fisheries yield
  • Collecting and analysing data and samples related to produce, feed, soil, water quality and other factors affecting farm, forest or fishery production
  • Investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, pests and diseases
  • Advising on techniques for improving the production of crops, livestock and fish, and alternative production options
  • Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • Preparing scientific reports and conducting advisory information sessions and lectures for farming, forestry and fishing communities and other groups
  • Managing forest and fisheries resources to maximize their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits
  • Studying fish migration, growth, feeding and spawning, and devising methods of collecting, fertilizing, incubating and hatching fish eggs
  • Researching into characteristics, use capability and productivity of soils, and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices
  • Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, fish stocks and the growth and health of forest trees

    Skill level

    Highly skilled
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