Top 10 Jobs In Plant Science | CropLife International

Agronomist: the “family doctor” of plants. This professional is multi-disciplined with specializations in … Biochemist/Biotechnologist: both disciplines specialize in bio-engineering and genetics. … Entomologist: the “bug expert” who studies how to protect crops from pests without harming … Horticulturist: deals with the art, science, technology and business of growing vegetables, fruits, … Plant Breeder/Geneticist: an expert that changes plant traits in order to produce desired … Plant Pathologist: a specialist who studies plant diseases caused by pathogens such as harmful … Soil Scientist: studies all aspects of earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; … Toxicologist: a specialist who draws from biology, chemistry and medicine to study the adverse … Weed Scientist: an expert in weeds who identifies them, determines how to combat them and … Agricultural Rural Development Specialist: often an agronomist by training, who focuses on training … See full list on

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So You Want a Job in Agriculture? | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 06, 2019  · So You Want a Job in Agriculture? August 6, 2019. Agronomist or horticulturalist? What’s the difference and how will you know if it’s the right job for you? Agriculture has no shortage of opportunities to make a difference, follow the job chart below to …

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Research & Development | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Research & Development. CropLife International’s video “Research and Development in Plant Science” shows the complex, lengthy and resource intensive R&D process from finding the right chemical compound to extensive safety testing of the final product and beyond. The video gives an insight into the huge number of people and the enormous ...

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A Scientist’s Passion to Tackle Hunger | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 14, 2016  · Plant science plays an important role in improving nutrition in crops. Would you encourage other people to pursue careers as plant scientists? One of the best things about plant science is the number of different specialties and career opportunities from which you can choose.

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Plant Science Post | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 20, 2021  · Farmers and Plant Science on the Front Lines Against Pests, Weeds and Diseases. How Farmers Fight Pests to Provide Safe and Nutritious Food for a Growing Population The history of plant science and the potato How plant science defeated the papaya ringspot virus Under Threat – How Plant Science is Tackling Five of the World’s Most ...

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Supporting Women in Agriculture | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) The plant science industry is committed to helping female farmers and agricultural scientists in the developing world develop and access the latest innovations – from new agronomic methods to agricultural technologies – that reduce back-breaking labor and improve yields, income and nutrition for farm workers and their communities.

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CropLife International | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) CropLife International is an association, based in Brussels, Belgium, which promotes agricultural technologies such as pesticides and plant biotechnology.

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Posted: (52 years ago) Maize is critical to Ethiopia’s economic and social welfare, providing jobs, income and food for more than 30,000 small-scale farmers, many of whom are women. Yet production challenges, such as poor access to advanced seed and outdated agronomic practices, plus post-harvest losses have prevented them from reaching their full potential.

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What Inspires You About Plant Science? | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 14, 2016  · What Inspires You About Plant Science? November 14, 2016. We asked plant scientists from around the world what inspires them about their job. Here’s what a few of them had to say: Tweet this! Tweet this! Tweet this! Tweet this! Tweet this!

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I am Part of the Future of Agriculture | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) It is a biological process that forms the foundation of society and will face the great challenges of a growing world population and a changing climate. What’s not exciting about that? Investing in engaging young students to pursue careers in agriculture and plant science in general is absolutely essential for a sustainable future.

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Enhancing Government Understanding of Biotechnology: the ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 01, 2010  · SUMMARY: As adoption of biotechnology crops grows in a country, so do the economic, agriculture, trade, research, science and legal opportunities and implications. Government officials must keep pace, and in Brazil, an innovative program has been created to educate all levels of the government about biotechnology.

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Meet the Scientists Solving the World’s Greatest ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 14, 2016  · Food and nutrition security, climate change and biodiversity loss are just a few of the major challenges facing the world today. And while farmers are on the front line to meet those challenges, plant scientists are working behind the scenes, in field trials and laboratories, to develop new tools that growers need to produce nutritious and plentiful crops under difficult conditions.

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Elizabeth Worrall | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) When I was studying science at university, a lecturer in plant genetics asked if anyone wanted to try laboratory work. I ended up doing a summer research course with him and got offered a job with him when I finished university. I then backpacked around Europe for a year and when I got back sent out pleas for a science job!

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Innovating to Overcome Supply Chain Setbacks | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Innovating to Overcome Supply Chain Setbacks. May 19, 2020 Food Security . Innovation in agriculture comes in many forms. Be it plant biotechnology, drones, or crop protection, farmers and those who are a part of global food security have embraced innovation …

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Stewardship | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 17, 2014  · Stewardship. Stewardship is a life cycle approach to product management. It is the responsible and ethical way to manage crop protection products from their discovery and development, to their use and the final disposal of any waste. The overall aim of the stewardship approach is to maximize the benefits, and minimize any risk, from using crop ...

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Zerihun Tadele | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Based on this, I chose plant science at the Haramaya Agricultural University in Ethiopia where I did my first degree. After working as an agronomist for several years at research stations and farmers’ fields in Ethiopia, I joined Basel University in Switzerland and obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology. Can you explain what your job involves?

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Mangoes in the Philippines | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Science Hero Name: Celia Medina Your work: Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Los Banos What inspires you: That through my work I know that I will be touching the lives of people. What is important in your job: It’s important to give farmers the best information.

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Kevin M. Folta | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) That’s a lot of fun. My second job is Chairman of the 9th ranked plant biology department on the planet, serving as the administrative, managerial and career-shaping contact for about 60 statewide faculty. That brings me a lot of satisfaction. My passions are really with sharing science of …

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Female #FoodHeroes: Nancy Tout | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) I love my job because of the science and technology lens we put on our products and services. The people in agriculture are second to none and are all focused on safe, abundant and affordable food which touches the consumer directly. We put a strong emphasis on innovation and safety as we look for new ways to ensure agriculture is sustainable for future generations. We’re always focused on the future factor: what’s on the horizon for the future farmer and ultimately the future consumer when it …

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Almonds in the USA | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Almonds in the USA. If you have ever eaten an almond, the chances are that it was grown in America’s Golden State – California. More than 80 percent of the world’s almonds come from California, where over 100,000 jobs are related to the almond industry.

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Peter Bickerton | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Peter is a passionate communicator of plant science, regularly speaking at public lectures and workshops. He is an ambassador of Thought for Food, an international movement dedicated to fostering innovations in order to help solve the global food crisis.

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The Bug Game | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 04, 2020  · The Bug Game. Some bugs play a crucial role in protecting crop yields and biodiversity. Some bugs just want to cause problems. Through plant science, we can protect the crops and ecosystems that our bug heroes need to keep doing their amazing jobs. Meanwhile, we can stop bug thugs from causing devastating yield losses across the world, for ...

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Agribusiness and USAID Support Ethiopian Farmers ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 23, 2014  · The plant science industry will facilitate credit for the construction of seed and post-harvest facilities, contributing more than $3 million over the next three years to help Ethiopian farmers, namely women, improve their productivity, livelihoods and food security.

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Mommy, Ph.D.: Prescribing Lessons in Biotechnology, One ...

Posted: (52 years ago) In a recent piece for the Lansing State Journal, reporter RJ Wolcott profiles Bernstein’s journey from science skeptic, influenced by misinformation perpetuated by the organic industry, to science advocate, engaging in healthy debate and providing education on biotechnology and GMOs through her blog Mommy, Ph.D.. Even in the wake of threats against her and her family, Bernstein continues to ...

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Female #FoodHeroes: Catherine Feuillet | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) We conduct research projects that build on the convergence of revolutions in genomics, genome editing, and data analytics to completely transform plant breeding. Using a “what if” approach, our projects aim at enabling our breeders to develop a new variety in soybean, corn, or wheat in shorter time spans (two years compared to 10-15 years today), with a significantly lower cost, and with seeds that perform optimally in their local environment. We want to feed the world without starving our planet usin…

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Female #FoodHeroes: Gina Swart | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) I love my job because what I do has an impact on people’s lives and their quality of life. Through the power of science and technology we can improve farming efficiency and food security in an environmentally sustainable way. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to spend time with growers, talking to them about their concerns and sharing their pride in the crops they produce. It’s exciting and inspiring to be part of the enormous transformation in the way we produce food, and to pla…

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Female #FoodHeroes: Camilla Corsi | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) I’m responsible for the invention of novel chemicals and biological pest controls for biotic and abiotic stress management. This is the stress that plants undergo as a result of damage from living organisms – such as insects and weeds – or from their environment, for example drought or temperature changes. My team and I are looking to deliver innovative grower solutions across all crops and geographies.

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The Impact of Trade Regulations on Farmers Globally ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 24, 2020  · The Impact of Trade Regulations on Farmers Globally. The frequency of scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements has increased exponentially throughout human history. One popular example is human flight — only 66 years separate the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight and the Apollo 11 moon landings.

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Agricultural Chess: The Age Old Battle of Farmers Against ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 23, 2014  · Agricultural Chess: The Age Old Battle of Farmers Against Weeds. When the biotechnology antagonists try to stoke fear by warning about “superweeds,” they make these plants sound like an alarming cross between the unruly dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” and the carnivorous botany in “Little Shop of Horrors.”. “I was talking to a farmer ...

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Canola in Canada | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Canola in Canada. Few things are more Canadian than maple syrup, hockey and–if you live in the countryside–the bright yellow fields of canola. Of all the crops grown in Canada, canola is not only the most profitable for farmers, but also supports 250,000 jobs nationally and contributes a staggering $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy.

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Female #FoodHeroes: Thavy Staal | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) One major focus of the sustainability strategy is the establishment of smallholder projects. This includes exploring innovative, sustainable business models; utilizing digital tools to increase smallholder reach; improving farmer productivity; and creating awareness on product stewardship and safety topics. In this role, I am leading several strategic smallholder projects in conjunction with local BASF teams in the country. People sometimes confuse my role for corporate social responsibility (CSR). I always tell them…

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The Case of Zero-Tillage Technology in Argentina ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The adoption of zero tillage improved soil fertility by reversing decades of soil degradation, created an estimated 200,000 new farm jobs, and shocked the agricultural commodity markets with additional supplies that helped keep global food prices from escalating. This paper reviews the institutional process through which these changes came about.

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Female #FoodHeroes: Marion Matthewman | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) We all need to do much more, logistics jobs in the 21st century often amount to much more than ‘moving and lifting’, with business development and customer-facing personnel required alongside the more stereotypically expected drivers and warehouse operatives. ... Get the latest plant science news delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up ...

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Income and Yield Benefits Driving Large Increase in ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 01, 2013  · Plant Science Post Blog #FoodHeroes United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 ... people have lost interest in farm work due to the drudgery of hand weeding and have sought education opportunities and jobs in industry, business and construction [1]. Thus in recent years, a shortage of labor has been occurring on farms.

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Professor MS Swaminathan | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) My job helps to confer maximum benefit at minimum cost. Today the world is fairly comfortable in food security, it is only because of the availability of disease resistant crop varieties in the major food plants. Professor M S Swaminathan: UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology and Founder Chairman, MSSRF. He is known as the “Father of the Green ...

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Female #FoodHeroes: Doris Mold | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Agriculture is life, and my life is agriculture. I love being active and involved. I love how interconnected everything I work on is. I love meeting people from all over the world and connecting people with what they need. I love being a problem solver, a question asker and answerer, and a detective. I love advocating and telling the story of agriculture. I love working with strong agricultural leaders, and those who are passionate about helping new faces in the industry. I love working outside when I can enjoy na…

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Female #FoodHeroes: Mampe Filipina Mmeregi | CropLife ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mampe Filipina Mmeregi. Mampe Filipina Mmeregi is the Director of Temaretha Piggery Projects on the Langzeekoegat Farm in Nigel, South Africa. The farm has both plant and animal production services growing maize, soya, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, green and red chillies, as well as making bales from grass, and housing 250 sows, 50 sheep, 56 goats and 8 cows.

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Female #FoodHeroes: Anke Buchholz | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) As a biologist in Crop Protection Research at Syngenta, I work on identifying and developing new insect control solutions in multi-disciplinary project teams. Within this role I am responsible for optimizing and selecting the most promising molecules – or formulations thereof – with the ultimate goal of introducing an innovative insecticide product into the market. Any new crop protection solutions also need to meet our self-defined goals regarding environmental sustainability and agronomic performance.

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Female #FoodHeroes: Aman Chandi | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) We’re an agricultural sciences company with a clear purpose: to enhance the growth of agriculture through the sustainable protection of crops. I find engaging in good science, and being able to make a positive difference to people’s lives across the globe, very motivating and rewarding. My team is focused on resolving the most pressing issues that growers face, which also threaten global food security and agricultural livelihoods. I love leading a diverse group of highly motivated scientists who innovate to ma…

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Female #FoodHeroes: Aimee Hood | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) I lead a team that works to help others understand agriculture and new innovations used in modern agriculture like GMOs, pesticides, microbials, and gene editing. I am proud to be a Bayer employee and love to share stories about the great work the company does and to counter misinformation. I am also an avid advocate for Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics (STEM), serve as president of my former high school’s advisory board, and am a member of their Project Lead the Way Partnership Team.

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The economic status and performance of plant biotechnology ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Listing of US corn, soya, cotton, canola, potato, rice and sugarbeet production approvals for human consumption and livestock feed with dates. Listing of held testing permits for GM crops in the US from 2001-2003. Biotechnology has created jobs with above average wages.

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Bananas in Costa Rica | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) The Challenge. Gil De Diego Salas is director of Calinda Farm, which employs 210 Costa Ricans and exports 20 million kilograms of bananas annually. He says a major pest threating the banana crop is the nematode. “They attack the roots of the banana plant, which means that the plant doesn’t receive the water and micronutrients that are ...

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Wuletaw Tadesse | CropLife International

Posted: (52 years ago) Yellow rust of wheat is currently the most devastating disease in the CWANA region, causing up to 70 percent yield loss in some countries. Stem rust cancause up to 100 percent yield loss – this was most recently evident in the Bale region of Ethiopia. Hessian fly in Morocco and sun pest in Central Asia are also damaging insects.

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