A plant nutritionist studies the chemical elements and compounds necessary for plant growth, plant metabolism and their external supply. Often, they develop formulations to provide individual plants with the ideal nutrients for optimal plant health and growth.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Additional degrees are required for advanced positions and research initiatives.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a plant nutritionist was $53,506, according to Salary.com.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- International Fertilizer Association
- The Fertilizer Institute