Develop new technologies to control or eliminate pests and prevent their spread in ways appropriate to the specific environment.
Perform research to understand the biological and chemical processes by which crops grow, such as determining the role of a particular gene in plant growth.
Discover mechanisms to improve the quality, quantity, or safety of agricultural products.
Manage or administer research and development programs.
Manage marketing or production operations in companies that produce agricultural chemicals, seeds, and machinery.
Conduct experiments to develop new or improved varieties of field crops, focusing on characteristics such as yield, quality, disease resistance, nutritional value, or adaptation to specific soils or climates.