An entomologist is a type of scientist who focuses specifically on the study of insects. They examine growth, behavior, nutrition and how they interact with plants. Additionally, they design and implement research plans to support the selection of new insecticide products.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?:
- Monitor insect feeding behavior and insect feeding biology
- Visit farm and other research trial plots to collect insect samples
- Apply experimental and commercial insecticides to pest targets and their habitats
- Prepare and deliver documented proposals and reports for establish research trials
- Design and implementation of research plans to support the selection of new insecticide products
- Manage trial establishment and collection of data
- Budget for research work
- Provide management reporting in regard to trial/research progress
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics and a focus on sciences such as earth science, chemistry, biology and botany.
A doctoral degree in entomology, biology or zoology is required to become an entomologist.