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HORTICULTURE by yurtgc548


									  Careers in
FOOD                                                      ENVIRONMENT
          Vegetable Culture            Ornamental Horticulture

Fruit Culture                                          Landscape

                    Applied Plant Science

                Agronomy                      Forestry
     Production Nursery
• Growing plants in containers or fields
• Sold on wholesale market       

• Propagation by seed, cuttings, or grafting (ex:
  fruit trees)
• Plants grown:

   – Trees (shade, fruit, evergreen)
   – Container plants (annuals and

• Career examples: Propagator, Field Supervisor,
  Sales and Marketing
    Landscape Contracting and
• Landscape Contracting
   – Constructing, establishing and

     maintaining landscapes that range
     from small residential projects to large
     commercial projects
• Landscape Architecture
   – Focuses to design large, public spaces
     that have environmental, socio-
     behavioral and ecological benefit

Landscape Maintenance
• Caring for established
• Mowing, spraying, fertilization,
  pruning, weed control, and
• Excellent way to begin a
  successful business if
  knowledgeable about plants
• Career examples: crew
  supervisor, salesperson
    Plant and Seed Producers
• Commercial growers of ornamental and
  vegetable crops
• Develop new cultivars and propagate plants
• Career opportunities: plant breeder, propagator,
  independent grower, salesperson and dealer
                        Retail Nursery (Garden Center)
                        • Plants and items to care for plants sold directly
                          to consumers
                        • Can be part of a chain store or independently
                        • Career examples: buyer, landscape designer,
                          plant technician


                            Wholesale Florist
• Merchandizes cut flowers and related goods
• Work closely with retail flower shops

• Career examples: manager, buyer, sales    
  Retail Florist
• Sells cut flowers and
  houseplants (foliage plants,
  flowering plants, container
  gardens) and terrariums
• Main markets include
  weddings and formal

• Career examples:
  manager/owner, designer
      Arboretum, Botanical and
        Horticultural Gardens
• Plant collections for study by the general study by
  everyone both in and outside of the horticultural field
• Arboretum – collection of trees in a natural setting
• Botanical garden – plant collection habitat
• Horticultural garden – many horticultural plant
  varieties arranged to be aesthetically pleasing
• Career examples: writer, researcher, propagator,
  educational director, librarian, curator, greenhouse
• Cleaning, grading, packing, applying chemicals
  or treatments to reduce spoilage and damage in
• Career examples: sales agency, broker, post-
  harvest physiologist, marketing and promotional
Horticultural Areas
• Horticultural Therapist
  – Helps individuals with heath problems and disabilities
  – Works with the physically and mentally disabled,
    nursing home and mental intuition patients, and those
    with learning disabilities
• Consultant
  – Advises growers and industry professionals
• Communicator in Horticulture
  – Prepares and presents educational presentations to
    the media and garden clubs
  – Writes magazine or newspaper articles relating to
      More Horticultural Areas
• Plant Inspector
  – Participates in activities designed to prevent spread of
    pests and monitor populations
  – Inspect shipments coming into the country
  – Jurisdictions at the local, state, and federal levels (ex:

   Careers Related to Academia
• Agriculture Education Teacher
  – High school, technical schools, community college,
    arboreta, public gardens
• Cooperative Extension Agent/Horticultural
  – Work as part of the agricultural department for a land
    grant university to provide information to the public
    and to local farmers
  – Works with 4-H, home gardeners, commercial
    producers, processors and distributors of horticultural
  Careers Related to Academia

• Professor
  – Teaches and does research
    at the university level different
    disciplines of horticulture
• Research Scientist /
  Technician / Assistant
  – Works to improve horticulture
    crops through research and
    develops more economical
    and effective techniques for
    all aspects of crop production
• Thank you for bringing in food from your
  – Don’t forget your serving dish!
• Garden Evaluation #5 will be postponed to
  the week of Dec. 5/6 (last day of class)
• Quiz #4 is Dec. 5/6 (last day of class)

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