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Precision Agriculture Technicians

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Precision Agriculture Technicians

Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.

Key Competencies
* Attention to Detail
* Dependability
* Integrity
* Analytical Thinking
* Initiative
* Persistence
* Cooperation
* Independence
* Adaptability/Flexibility
* Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks
* Collect information about soil or field attributes, yield data, or field boundaries, using field data recorders and basic geographic information systems (GIS).
* Use geospatial technology to develop soil sampling grids or identify sampling sites for testing characteristics such as nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium content, pH, or micronutrients.
* Document and maintain records of precision agriculture information.

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Job Family
Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles
Agriculture Specialist, Agriculture Technician, Agronomy Specialist, Crop Specialist, Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist, Field Agronomist, GPS Field Data Collector (Global Positioning System Field Data Collector), Independent Crop Consultant, Migration Specialist, Nutrient Management Specialist, Physical Scientist, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Precision Agriculture Technician, Precision Agronomist, Precision Crop Manager, Precision Farming Coordinator, Precision Farming Specialist, Regional Agronomist, Research Agricultural Engineer, Soil Fertility Specialist.