Agronomy and Forestry Technician, Forestry Technician

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science or Forestry

Will be updated

The tasks an Agronomy and Forestry Technician is expected to perform include:Performing technical tasks connected with research in agronomy and forestry

Developing agricultural and forestry applications

Analysing forests and agricultural lands for disease, growth conditions, and insect infestations

Tracking wildlife movement

Interpreting aerial photographs to determine types of timber and habitat

Prescribing correct fire-management activities

Cleaning and repairing existing trails or constructing new trails

Gathering data on disease and insect damage to trees as well as water and soil quality

Assisting with animal breeding and nutrition

Conducting tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops

Ensuring necessary steps to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease

Carrying on research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, etc.

Proficient in analysing agricultural lands and forests for disease, growth conditions and insect infestations

Efficient in conducting tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops

Knowledge of how to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or infections

Knowledge of how to track wildlife movement

Knowledge of both, rural and urban forestry

Knowledge of information pertaining to fire, safety and sanitation regulations

Skilled in gathering and interpreting data on disease and insect damage to trees, crops, water and soil

Knowledge of the latest developments in agronomy and forestry practices

Master's or Ph

D in Agriculture or Forestry

Physically fit

Good communication skills

Analytical skills

Excellent observational skills



Decision making ability

Scientific temperament

It is a field job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Local travelling is part of the job

Supervising a team of Entry Level Technicians or Assistants is required

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, pesticides, chemicals, frequent use of lab equipment and substances, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain while tracking wildlife, injury to body while using machinery or sharp tools, animal attacks, etc.

For freshers ? INR 55,000 to INR 75,000 per month For candidates with experience of 1 to 6 years ? INR 1,25,000 to INR 2,00,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Agricultural Activities in India

According to a report by NSDC, agriculture and allied activities accounts for about 15.7 % of country?s GDP and is estimated to employ about 124.7 million people as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural labour (Census 2001).

In recent years the position of agriculture in India has improved a lot and has started using state of the art technology in many fields and activities. Constant rise in demand for agriculture products has made research in agronomy and forestry vital for further production and future preservation of our country?s natural resources. In this changing scenario, Agronomy and Forestry Technicians come into play a critical role. There is a wide scope of employment opportunities for Agronomy and Forestry Technicians in many regions and cities across India.

Government institutes for agriculture research

Government forestry department

Wildlife reserves and research institutes

Farms across India

Job openings are available in Akola, Kanpur, Nasik, Dehra Dun, Coimbatore, Allahabad, Bhubaneswar and Junagarh.