3142-Agronomy, Horticultural and Farming Technicians

Job Title: 

Agronomy, Horticultural and Farming Technicians

Job Description: 

Technicians in this unit group perform tests and experiments, and provide technical and scientific support to horticultural scientists, as well as agricultural scientists, farmers and farm managers.


Tasks include:

  • preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses
  • collecting and preparing specimens such as soils, plant or animal cells, tissues or parts or animal organs for experiments, tests and analyses
  • assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses and applying methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
  • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock and assisting in devising methods of control
  • analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
  • conducting or supervising operational programmes such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programmes
  • analysing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating
  • collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects
  • organising maintenance and repairs of research equipment
  • assessing, designing and implementing of processes and systems on the application of water to a green field, nursery or landscape
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Horticultural technician
Tissue culture technician (plant)
Farming technician (horticulture)
Farming technician (livestock and fisheries)
Farming technician (pets)
Dairy technician
Irrigation specialist

This unit group excludes

Veterinary technician (3240)
Tissue culture technician (non-plant) (3141)

Specific Occupations: 

Horticultural technician (including irrigation specialist)

Plant tissue culture technician

Farming technician (animal production)

Other agronomy, horticultural and farming related technicians

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore