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Plant Science

Plant Science

Soil Management and Plant Productivity Careers

The opportunities for majors in Plant Science are as varied as they are limitless and the demand for graduates is steadily increasing. A specialization in Soil Management and Plant Productivity equips you to manage soils for crop production, forest products and erosion control management; conduct research for private and public institutions; or investigate forest soils, wetlands, environmental endangerment, and archeological sites. You can predict the effect of land management options on natural resources; advise land managers of capabilities and limitations of soils (e.g., timber sales, watershed rehabilitation projects, transportation planning, soil productivity, military maneuvers, recreation development); or regulate the use of land and soil resources by private and public interests.

UF graduates are

  • Wetland specialists
  • Watershed technicians
  • Hydrologists
  • Environmental technicians
  • Soil and water quality specialists
  • Master Gardeners
  • Soil conservationists
  • County agricultural agents
  • Landscaping business owners
  • Farmers
  • Crop consultants
  • Forensic investigators
  • Public health consultants
  • Research technicians
  • Conservation planners
  • District marketing managers for an agricultural firm
  • Crop production specialists
  • Research scientists
  • Archeologists

Be part of the global agroecosystems of production agriculture and horticulture.