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    Conduct research in breeding, production, and yield of plants or crops, and control of pests.

    Conducts research to determine best methods of planting, spraying, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural products. Studies crop production to discover effects of various climatic and soil conditions on crops. Conducts experiments and investigations to determine methods of storing, processing, and transporting horticultural products. Aids in control and elimination of agricultural, structural and forest pests by developing new and improved pesticides. Identifies and classifies species of insects and allied forms, such as mites and spiders. Improves bee strains, utilizing selective breeding by artificial insemination. Conducts experiments regarding causes of bee diseases and factors affecting yields of nectar pollen on various plants visited by bees. Studies insect distribution and habitat and recommends methods to prevent importation and spread of injurious species. Develops methods for control of noxious weeds, crop diseases, and insect pests. Experiments to develop new or improved varieties of products having specific features, such as higher yield, resistance to disease, size, or maturity.

    Food Production -- Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. Biology -- Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Chemistry -- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. Communications and Media -- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Education and Training -- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Operations Analysis -- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Memorization -- The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Memorization -- The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

    Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Provide Consultation and Advice to Others -- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.