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Code of Ethics (Undated)
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Code of Ethics
All Agrologists are bound by the following:
1. The dignity and well-being of the profession of agrology are dependent upon the integrity of the agrologists. The agrologist shall therefore discharge any duties and obligations to the public, employers, and clients with fidelity, fairness and impartiality. The agrologist shall be interested in public welfare and shall be ready to apply special knowledge for the benefit of the profession and of society as a whole.
2. The agrologist shall co-operate in extending the profession of agrology by interchange of information and experience with other agrologists and with agrologists in training, and by contributing to the work of educational and scientific organizations related to agrology.
3. The agrologist shall endeavor to extend public knowledge of agrology and shall publish in appropriate or popular media such reports and expository articles as will contribute to the further development and improvement of the profession. In so doing, the agrologist shall give due recognition to the work and finding of fellow scientists.
4. The agrologist shall not permit the publication of reports or scientific articles or parts of same in a manner calculated to mislead.
5. The agrologist shall not advertise in an unprofessional manner by making exaggerated or otherwise misleading statements regarding qualification, experience, or products.
6. The agrologist shall express an opinion on matters in a field of work only when it is founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction.
7. The agrologist shall endeavor to provide for the professional development and advancement of any agrologists or agrologists in training who are in the agrologist's employ or direction.
8. The agrologist shall not attempt to injure falsely or maliciously, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects or business of another agrologist.
9. If the agrologist considers that an agrologist, an agrologist in training, or an applicant for membership is or has been guilty of unethical or unfair practices, the agrologist shall inform Council to that effect.