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Where can a Crop Protectionist work in Nigeria?

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This post would provide you with estimable information on who and what a crop protectionist do in Nigeria. 

You would also be enlightened on the duties of a crop protectionist. This article would inform of where crop protectionists can work in Nigeria. 
where can a crop protectionist work in Nigeria

Who is a Crop Protectionist?

A crop protectionist is one who is involved in crop protection.
Crop protection is a branch in crop science that deals with the science and practice of managing plant diseases, weeds, and other pests that damage agricultural crops and forestry.
Crop protection, therefore, involves agriculture practice. In other words, agriculture is an umbrella that covers the practice of crop protection. \
The goal of agriculture is to ensure the production of both crops and animals. Crop protection focuses its attention on the eradication of pests, weeds, and diseases that tend to disturb plant growth.
There are different agricultural crops and they include; rice, beans, maize, etc. The protection of these crops is done by crop protectionist.

Methods or Approaches Employed by Crop 

Protectionist to the Protection of plants in

Nigeria and beyond includes;

·        Pesticide-based Approaches:
This approach is concerned with the use of chemicals that are harmful to pests. They include; herbicides, insecticide, and fungicides
·        Biotechnology-based Approaches:
This includes plant breeding and genetic modification.
·        Biological pest control approaches:
This includes cover crops, trap crops, etc. as a method of crop protection
·        Animal psychology-based approaches:
An example is the use of scarecrow or bird scarers
·        Barrier-based approaches such as bird netting.

Where can a Crop Protectionist work in Nigeria?


Crop Protectionist can work in the following places in Nigeria?
1.     Commercial farms
2.     Academic Institutions
3.     Federal, State or Local Government’s Department related to Agriculture
4.     Primary Industries in Nigeria

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