Agronomy, also named Agronomic Engineering, is the grouping of knowledge from multiple disciplines that direct the praxis of agriculture and livestock.
The objective of Agronomy Engineering is to achieve an improvement in the quality of production techniques and the process of transformation of food and agricultural items based on both technological and scientific foundations and through the examination of biological, physical, economic factors , chemical and social that intervene or harm productive development. The purpose of Agronomy study is the social transformation of the agroecosystem.
Why study to be an agronomist?
Agronomists analyze and look for ways to make the soil more productive. To carry out this analysis it is first necessary to classify the different types of soil and examine them to determine if they have essential components for plant growth. Nutritional elements Nutritional substances comprise phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen compositions, among others and although the surface usually includes these elements in the quantities necessary for crops, fertilizers can increase them. This increase in beneficial substances for the soil can intensify productivity and reduce environmental problems.
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How do I know that this profession is for me?
If you respect nature, you like doing outdoor activities, you are concerned about natural resources and agricultural problems, you have a vocation for service, you are a responsible, disciplined, respectful, honest and supportive person, you are critical, you have physics knowledge , math, chemistry, biology, and you have the ability to communicate correctly orally and in writing, this is your career.
What kind of work does an agronomist do? What is the scope of the race?
The agronomist is a professional who is dedicated to the management of substitutable natural resources in a rational way. The objective of this professional is to evolve the rural environment, the agricultural industry and the agri-food sector. The agronomist is dedicated to planning, coordinating and conducting research and studies on the use of surfaces for agricultural purposes. This includes fertility registration, drainage and irrigation, as well as agricultural mechanization; the drafting of construction plans, genetic and agronomic improvement, as well as the control of diseases and pests in both animals and plants; socioeconomic studies of the agricultural industry and farm management. They also supervise the manufacture of certified seeds and the implementation of phytosanitary standards.
In which sectors do you require agronomists?
Public and private education and research institutions; companies of various kinds, such as fruit and vegetable concentrate factories, chemical factories, tobacco companies, etc. They can also work freely, in offices affiliated with other specialties or individually. These agronomists normally work on writing projects and directing works, carrying out studies, advising, valuing and valuing land, surfaces, crops and crops, among others. They can also be dedicated to the management and direction of productive projects that guard food security.
In which universities can I study Engineering in Agronomy?
In Spain, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Burgos, University of Zaragoza, Public University of Navarra, University of La Rioja, University of León, University of Salamanca, or the University of Seville among others. In Argentina, the University of Morón and the University of Luján. In Colombia, the National University of Colombia, in Chile, the University of Chile, etc.