Agricultural chemicals

Description

The production and characteristics of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or insecticides.

Alternative labels

types of agricultural chemicals
pesticides
fertilizers
herbicides
insecticides
agricultural chemical types
typology of agricultural chemicals

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Agricultural chemicals is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Agricultural equipment design engineer: Agricultural equipment design engineers apply knowledge of engineering and biological science to solve various agricultural problems such as soil and water conservation and the processing of agricultural products. They design agricultural structures, machinery, equipment and processes.

Optional knowledge

Agricultural chemicals is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Agricultural technician: Agricultural technicians collect and conduct experiments and tests on agriculture and aquaculture specimens. They provide support to scientists and farmers and also analyse and report on conditions in the collected specimens’ environments.
Industrial engineer: Industrial engineers design a vast array of production systems aiming to present efficient and effective solutions. They integrate a varied number of variables such as workers, technology, ergonomics, production flows, and product specifications for the design and implementation of production systems. They can specify and design for microsystems as well.
Manufacturing manager: Manufacturing managers plan, oversee and direct the manufacturing process in an organisation. They ensure products and services are efficiently produced within the timeframe and budget given.
Agricultural inspector: Agricultural inspectors monitor agricultural operations in farms and other agricultural facilities. They inspect activities such as health and safety measures, costs and production processes to ensure that workers and their activities comply with proper legislation and standards. Agricultural inspectors also analyse and report on their findings.
Chemical plant manager: Chemical plant managers coordinate the day-to-day production of chemical products ensuring the quality of products and equipment, the safety of personnel and protection of the environment. They define and implement the investment budget, deploy industrial objectives and manage the unit as a profit center representing the company in its economic and social environment.

 


 

References

  1. Agricultural chemicals – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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