• Plant breeding and genetics
  • Plant pathology
  • Horticulture
  • Soil science
  • Entomology
  • Production techniques (e.g., irrigation management, recommended nitrogen inputs)
  • Improving agricultural productivity in terms of quantity and quality (e.g., selection of drought-resistant crops and animals, development of new pesticides, yield-sensing technologies, simulation models of crop growth, in-vitro cell culture techniques)
  • Minimizing the effects of pests (weeds, insects, pathogens, mollusks, nematodes) on crop or animal production systems.
  • Transformation of primary products into end-consumer products (e.g., production, preservation, and packaging of dairy products)
  • Prevention and correction of adverse environmental effects (e.g., soil degradation, waste management, bio-remediation)
  • Theoretical production ecology, relating to crop production modelling
  • Traditional agricultural systems, sometimes termed subsistence agriculture, which feed most of the poorest people in the world. These systems are of interest as they sometimes retain a level of integration with natural ecological systems greater than that of industrial agriculture, which may be more sustainable than some modern agricultural systems.
  • Food production and demand on a global basis, with special attention paid to the major producers, such as China, India, Brazil, the US and the EU.
  • Various sciences relating to agricultural resources and the environment (e.g. soil science, agroclimatology); biology of agricultural crops and animals (e.g. crop science, animal science and their included sciences, e.g. ruminant nutrition, farm animal welfare); such fields as agricultural economics and rural sociology; various disciplines encompassed in agricultural engineering.

Agricultural biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology is a specific area of agricultural science involving the use of scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms: plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Fields or related disciplines

  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Agricultural chemistry
  • Agricultural diversification
  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Agricultural geography
  • Agricultural philosophy
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Agricultural soil science
  • Agroecology
  • Agrophysics
  • Animal science
    • Animal breeding
    • Animal husbandry
    • Animal nutrition
  • Farm management
  • Agronomy
    • Botany
    • Theoretical production ecology
    • Horticulture
    • Plant breeding
    • Plant fertilization
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological engineering
    • Genetic engineering
  • Nematology
  • Microbiology
    • Plant pathology
  • Forestry, Range management & Wild Life
  • Environmental science
  • Entomology
  • Food science
    • Human nutrition
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Soil science
    • Agrology
  • Waste management
  • Weed science