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  • 1) Studies soil characteristics and maps soil types, and investigates responses of soils to known management practices to determine use capabilities of soils and effects of alternative practices on soil productivity: Classifies soils according to standard types.

  • 2) Conducts experiments on farms or experimental stations to determine best soil types for different plants.

  • 3) Performs chemical analysis on micro-organism content of soil to determine microbial reactions and chemical and mineralogical relationship to plant growth.

  • 4) Investigates responses of specific soil types to tillage, fertilization, nutrient transformations, crop rotation, environmental consequences, water, gas or heat flow, industrial waste control and other soil management practices.

  • 5) Advises interested persons on rural or urban land use.

  • 6) May specialize in one or more types of activities relative to soil management and productivity and be designated Soil Fertility Expert.




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DOT:   040.061-058

Job Number: 9566