Knowledge Area

101Appraisal of Soil Resources
102Soil, Plant, Water, Nutrient Relationships
103Management of Saline and Sodic Soils and Salinity
104Protect Soil From Harmful Effects of Natural Elements
111Conservation and Efficient Use of Water
112Watershed Protection and Management
121Management of Range Resources
122Management and Control of Forest and Range Fires
123Management of Forest Resources
124Urban Forestry
131Alternative Uses of Land
132Weather and Climate
133Pollution Prevention and Mitigation
134Outdoor Recreation
135Aquatic and Terrestrial Wildlife
136Conservation of Biological Diversity
141Air Resource Protection and Management
201Plant Genome, Genetics, and Genetic Mechanisms
202Plant Genetic Resources and Biodiversity
203Plant Biological Efficiency and Abiotic Stresses Affecting Plants
204Plant Product Quality and Utility (Preharvest)
205Plant Production Management Systems
206Basic Plant Biology
211Insects, Mites, and Other Arthropods Affecting Plants
212Diseases and Nematodes Affecting Plants
213Weeds Affecting Plants
214Vertebrates, Mollusks, and Other Pests Affecting Plants
215Biological Control of Pests Affecting Plants
216Integrated Pest Management Systems
301Reproductive Performance of Animals
302Nutrient Utilization in Animals
303Genetic Improvement of Animals
304Animal Genome
305Animal Physiological Processes
306Environmental Stress in Animals
307Animal Production Management Systems
308Improved Animal Products (before harvest)
311Animal Diseases
312External Parasites and Pests of Animals
313Internal Parasites in Animals
314Toxic Chemicals, Poisonous Plants, Naturally Occurring Toxins, and Other Hazards Affecting Animals
315Animal Welfare/Well-being and Protection
401Structures, Facilities, and General Purpose Farm Supplies
402Engineering Systems and Equipment
403Waste Disposal, Recycling, and Reuse
404Instrumentation and Control Systems
405Drainage and Irrigation Systems and Facilities
501New and Improved Food Processing Technologies
502New and Improved Food Products
503Quality Maintenance in Storing and Marketing Food Products
504Home and Commercial Food Service
511New and Improved Non-food Products and Processes
512Quality Maintenance in Storing and Marketing Non-food Products
601Economics of Agricultural Production and Farm Management
602Business Management, Finance, Taxation, and Estate Planning
603Market Economics
604Marketing and Distribution Practices
605Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
606International Trade and Development Economics
607Consumer Economics
608Community Resource and Development Economics
609Economic Theory and Methods
610Domestic Policy Analysis
611Foreign Policy and Programs
701Nutrient Composition of Food
702Requirements and Function of Nutrients and Other Food Components
703Nutrition Education
704 Nutrition and Hunger in the Population
711Ensure Food Products Free of Harmful Chemicals, Including Residues From Agricultural and Other Sources
712Protect Food From Contamination by Pathogenic Microorganisms, Parasites, and Naturally Occurring Toxins
721Insects and Other Pests Affecting Humans
722Zoonotic Diseases and Parasites Affecting Humans
723Hazards to Human Health and Safety
724Healthy Lifestyle
801Family Resource Management
802Human Development and Family Well-being
803Sociological and Technological Change Affecting Individuals, Families, and Communities
804Human Environmental Issues Concerning Apparel, Textiles, and Residential and Commercial Structures
805Community Institutions and Social Services
806Youth Development
901Research Design and Statistics
902Research on Administration of Research
903Communication, Education, and Information Delivery