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Why Agronomist is Important in Agri Sector

Why Agronomist is Important in Agri Sector

 

  • What is an Agronomist?

An agronomist often acts as a liaison between the farmer and the crop researchers. He or she will review research findings and use this knowledge to help recommend solutions to farmers.

  • What does an Agronomist do?

Research:

Research in agronomy includes crop productivity, genetic engineering, and conservation practices. Research agronomists often work in labs but also perform large amounts of field work. Almost all research agronomists have a master’s or doctorate degree in agronomy or a related field. 

Crop Production and Management:

These types of agronomists most often work with field crops. They manage crop planting and harvesting, and implement more efficient farming practices. This role may also include the management of recreational areas, like golf courses and sports fields. This job usually involves a lot of time working outdoors. 

Sustainable Development:

Agronomists in this field work with all kinds of agricultural projects, ranging from large high-tech farms to smaller individual farms in developing nations. Whatever the size, this kind of agronomist is concerned with helping farmers develop and implement practices that ensure operations remain economically and environmentally viable for the future. 

Soil and Water Conservation:

Agronomists involved in this field are often scientists and engineers. They might implement practices to improve water quality, manage runoff, and control erosion. Depending on the job, conservation agronomists may spend time outdoors, in an office, or both.

  • Process of Agronomist:

Agrojay is a digital platform designed to assist farmers in agriculture.

Agronomist or agropreneur can register with us a service provider and he can use system to increase his good work.

Farmers can send enquiry to consultant (agronomist) for consultancy and consultant, Agronomist will get message about farmer’s enquiry. After farmer sent enquiry, consultant (agronomist) can verify farmers on his system.

Consultant (agronomist) will get reminder for field visit from farmers and system as per his schedule.

Consultant (agronomist) can provide schedules of fertilizer, pesticides, water management to farmers.

Consultant (agronomist) can make a group of farmers and allocate one team members to check the farmers plot growth.

Consultant (agronomist) can maintain farmer wise visit reports.

Consultant (agronomist) can provide to his farmers crop disease management.

Consultant (agronomist) can chat with his farmers personally accordingly plot.

Roles and Responsibilities of Agronomist:

Agronomists are called crop doctors with wide range of work concerned with the well-being and health of crops used for fuel, food production and land reclamation. Agronomists are scientists whose area of study is plants and soil in order to increase soil productivity; develop better cultivation, planting and harvesting techniques; improve crop yield, quality of seed and nutritional values of crops; and solve problems of agricultural industry. They are experts in the science of soil management for land reclamation and crop production to improve quality of seed and the nutritional values of crops. Agronomists conduct tests and are concerned with the practicing principles of soil management and crop production in fields. They conduct experiments to increase soil fertility and develop best methods for increasing crop productivity and quality. Primary duties of agronomist include, best way to use land after performing statistical analysis of data, measurement of soil salinity and nutrient levels for planting crops.

Agronomists examine crops for the signs of disease, insect or pest problem, weed issue or problem with the soil. They think critically to solve problems concerning planting, cultivating, harvesting and protecting crops from pests, and harsh climates. Agronomist work with farmers to conduct experiments and help to grow best possible crop with extensive knowledge of Agriculture, crop science, chemistry, biology, ecology, and economics. They evaluate crop data collected; to find ways to improve the next generation crop. Agronomists compare results with scientific research journals and reference books to pinpoint the cause and finding a solution. They present research findings to farmers to use the information for growing and harvesting agricultural products. Agronomists help farmers to manage crop planting and implementing efficient farming practices; improving crop efficiency and sorting any agricultural problems.