How to Become a Pomologist?
First of all, you should have an attachment to trees and plants and should be curious to know about them. Apart from this, you should have good knowledge of fruit plant cultivation and its properties. You should also have the qualities of patience and hard work and research etc.
The future of the country rests in the hands of two people, a teacher and a farmer. While a teacher inculcates good values in children, farmers make the country healthy through good yields and pomologists help them in this work. A pomologist is a professional who is responsible for ensuring the proper growth and reproduction of fruit and nut plants. They are commonly found working in orchards, farms and laboratories. A pomologist studies the different stages of fruit development and helps to improve fruit production. They have a good understanding of the physical and chemical properties of fruits and trees. They ensure the best yield of fruits in a specific area and have good knowledge of climatology which is an essential factor for the growth of plants. So let us tell you today what are the qualities you should have to become a pomologist-
If you are looking for a career in this field then you must have some skills. First of all, you should have an attachment to trees and plants and should be curious to know about them. Apart from this, you should have good knowledge of fruit plant cultivation and its properties. You should also have the qualities of patience and hard work and research etc.
Career experts suggest that after passing 12th with science subject, the candidate should have completed graduation, botany, agricultural science equivalent degree. Those who wish to pursue a career as a scientist or researcher in fruits should pursue an MSc in pomology followed by a PhD in pomology.
Career experts tell that there is no dearth of opportunities in this field. You can work as pomology agriculture supervisor, fruit scientist, pomology technician, pomology professor and fruit farmer after doing related studies in this field. There are immense job opportunities for you from agricultural organization to college and university, research institute, laboratory and greenhouse etc. Apart from this, you can also work in government organization.
The income in this field will depend on what position you are working in and in which field. Still, in the beginning, you can easily earn Rs 25000-30000 per month.
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