What is Agronomy? - Scope and Career opportunities

What is Agronomy? - Scope and Career opportunities


What is Agronomy?
'Agronomy' has been derived from the Greek derivatives 'Agros' and 'nomos' which respectively mean 'field' and 'management'.

The foundation of the American Society of Agronomy in 1907 led to a vigorous development of the subject; but in India, the field management of crops has been advocated from very early days of agriculture.

What is the scope of Agronomy?
There is a gradual increase in scope for agronomists. Agronomists will be needed to find ways to increase the output of crops used in these products. Agronomists will also be needed to balance increased agricultural output with protection and preservation of soil, water, and ecosystems.

What are the career options for Agronomy?
As plant scientists, agronomists can have many career paths, but their careers are generally focused on increasing the quality and amount of food produced for the nation's food supply.

Many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries.

What are the job roles for Agronomy?

  • Agronomist
  • Agricultural Climatologist
  • Agronomist Sales
  • Biological Science Technician
  • Chemical Sales Representative
  • Crop Production Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fertilizer Plant Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Lab technician
  • Crop Scientist

Who can study this course?

  • Candidates who passed 10+2 in science discipline are eligible for this course.
  • Candidates with the bachelors degree in Agriculture can pursue master level in Agronomy in India.
  • Candidates who passed the IELTS / TOEFL other eligible entrance examinations for admission to foreign universities can purse bachelor's degree in Agronomy.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

  • Agricultural Industries
  • Agriculture Production Industries

Top Colleges / Universities in India offering Agronomy:

  • AKS University
  • Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu
  • Agricultural College, Andhra Pradesh
  • College of Agriculture, Rajasthan
  • Doon PG College of Agriculture Science and Technology, Uttarakhand

Top Colleges / Universities in abroad offering Agronomy:

  • Iowa State University
  • Newcastle University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Worcester
  • University of Georgia

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