Plant Pathologist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Plant pathologists evaluate plant species from both a micro and macro level to determine pathogens affecting the life and production of the plant. This career is vital for the innovation of plant growth and production practices that protect individual plants and are environmental safe and effective.

Also known as: Research Plant Pathologist, Anatomic Pathologist, Botanist, Plant Pathology Technician
Active Learning
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Cooperate with plant breeders and crop management, insect, and weed specialists in creating environmentally sound practices in managing crops and pests
Utilize innovative scientific equipment and techniques to reveal secrets of how pathogens interact with plants
Study the effects of environmental conditions on disease development
Work with agricultural producers, food processors, landscape and forest managers or other professionals involved in growing or managing plants
Research characteristics of pathogen resistant plants
Develop crop protection products for natural plant products or medicines that are neutral to the environment

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