Soil and plant scientists work in the agricultural field studying the different compositions of soil and the effect they have on plant life, crops, and the national food supply. Some soil and plant scientists work directly in the field, while others work in test kitchens developing new ways to process foods. By studying the characteristics of yielding crops, how they grow in different soils, how to control pests, and the general chemical, biological, and physical makeup of the ground and plants, soil and plant scientists work to increase the national production of food as the need and population grows.

Next: What does a Soil and Plant Scientist do?

Find your next career

Sokanu matches you to one of over 500 careers by analyzing your personality, interests, and needs in life. Take the free assessment now to see your top career recommendations!

Recent Articles

Life As A Soil Scientist www.thepolarisproject.org

When most people look at the ground they probably see lifeless brown material that they call dirt.

Continue Reading
My Diverse Life As A Soil Scientist www.careerplacement.org

I consider myself a soil physicist/watershed hydrologist and environmental scientist.

Continue Reading
See more articles


  • terrific
    0 ratings
  • pleasant
    0 ratings
  • satisfactory
    0 ratings
  • lowly
    0 ratings
  • disappointing
    0 ratings
Explore 1 review