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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu
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What You Can Do

With this degree, you may become one of the following:

  • Grower: Oversee day-to-day farm operations, including planning, pest management, irrigation, equipment maintenance and managing employees.
  • Field representative: Work for a company that sells seed or supplies such as machinery, fertilizers and pesticides. Recommend and explain products.
  • Weed management specialist: Plan and implement sustainable weed management strategies for a corporate or family farm.
  • Agricultural consultant: Give farmers recommendations for pest control and pesticide use, plant variety selection and more.
  • Research technician: Assist a university, government or company agronomist in laboratory, greenhouse and field research.
  • Field inspector: Inspect seed crops for export certification.


Our graduates get jobs with starting salaries of up to $45,000 in business, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

You may also want to continue your education. Earn an advanced degree in plant science, environmental science, agricultural economics, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, or plant pathology.