Pedology is a science that studies all aspects of soils, including their physical and chemical characteristics, the involvement of organisms in soil production and character, the description and mapping of soil units, and the genesis and development of soils. As a result, pedology is divided into three subdisciplines: soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil microbiology.
Soil sampling, description, and mapping, on the other hand, are much easier. In areas where there is no subsurface exposure, a soil auger is utilized to gather core samples, and the soil units are identified, demarcated, and mapped in a way similar to stratigraphic techniques.
As a soil scientist specializing in Pedology, you will be expected to analyze several forms of soils in their undisturbed and natural state, carry out classification, and peruse on their formation and morphology. Pedologists also sample and evaluate soil forms to curate better approaches for conserving environmental quality and explore new ways to ameliorate agriculture practices.
What can I do (Roles Available) ?
Where can I work?
The Geological Survey of India
Dept of Agriculture UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
State Public Service Commission (Group 2 Services)
Private Agri companies
Private soil science companies
Pindfresh Acqua Farms
Independent Soil Scientist
Plethora of opportunities
Diverse work Opportunity to travel
Application in various sectors
Long work hours
Too much of travelling required
Key Skills Required
What Should I study ?
Class XII in Science stream (with Biology); B.Sc (Agriculture); M.Sc (Soil Science); PhD
Class XII in Science stream (with Biology); B.Sc (Geology); M.Sc (Soil Science); PhD