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Horticulture and New Zealand -kiwifruit -apples, pears, and other fruits -wheat -barley, oats, other crops -olives Main produce:
oNew Zealand horticulture industry includes fruit, vegetable, olives, and their respective products. oHorticulture is a $4 billion industry, including domestic and export markets. oIn 2006 the value of horticultural exports was $2.4 billion. Employment Opportunities in NZ Horticulture
Continued…. o Industry supported by government and industry funded research, regulatory and agency organizations. o Throughout NZ horticulture employers have excellent employment prospects for suitably trained staff. o Horticulture Industry is short of trained and skilled people (eg., Agronomists, Sales Managers, Marketing Assistants, Research Technicians, Laboratory analysts etc.,). o Industry requires qualified horticulturists graduating from university, tertiary institutions and apprenticeship level. o Recent Berl (Business and Economic Research Ltd) report suggests we need 340 – 560 graduates/ year being trained in horticulture to satisfy existing trained staff in the horticulture workforce.
Projected employment needs in horticulture by industry Industry Sector 2006 Actual 2011 Projected Plant nurseries 3,4504,010 Flower & Seeds 1,4761,705 Vegetables4,7855,480 Fruit & tree nut growing 14,03416,170 Crop & Plant nec 1,9982,140 Landscaping Services 4,3084,665 F & V Wholesaling 2,5202,845 Garden Retailing 2,5742,935 Flower Retailing 1,6651,770 Zoo & Botanical Gardens 3,3543,780 Gardening Services 7,7978,364 Total All Horticulture 47,96153,865
Projected employment needs in horticulture by occupation Occupation 2006 Actual 2011 Projected Flower grower Fruit/nut grower/ worker 6,1706,905 Grape grower/worker 2,2902,585 Other crop farmers/workers 2,3602,600 Mixed crop & livestock farmer/worker 1,5051,640 Florist1,2101,270 Gardner2,2102,325 Arborist Landscape Gardner 2,2502,355 Nursery person 1,6401,820 Managers4,2804,865 Professionals2,7403,120 Tech & Trades 1,8102,090 Comm & Psl workers 9051,095 Clerical & Admin 2,8803,270 Sales workers 1,9802,460 Machine operators & Drivers 2,1002,465 Labourers4,6555,415 Total all Horticulture 48,03553,830
Age composition of the horticultural workforce Age Horticultural Sector % Horticulture Workforce NZ total employed % NZ Total Workforce , , , , , , , , and over 6, , Total47, ,985,
Benefits oTertiary qualified people likely to earn $35, ,000 starting salary depending on role. oIndustry offers wide career path to specialize in - Research, Marketing, Management, Sales, Policy analysis, Regulatory, Finance, Logistics -Overseas opportunities