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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Science For Kids: agronomist
ARS agronomist Sharon Benzen displays broccoli that will be used to measure pesticide residues. An agronomist studies crops and soils and how they interact--and how farmers can get them to interact differently to grow better crops and keep the soil healthy. The crops may be field crops like corn, horticultural crops such as lilies and azaleas, aquatic (water) crops like cranberries, or conservation and pasture crops such as grass and clover.

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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