Presentation on theme: "EXPLORING THE HORTICULTURE FIELD Introductory Horticulture Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005."— Presentation transcript:
EXPLORING THE HORTICULTURE FIELD Introductory Horticulture Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005
What is Horticulture….. *Horticulture includes the cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers.
The horticulture industry consist of four major divisions: *PROMOLOGY *PROMOLOGY- The science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits. *OLERICULTURE *OLERICULTURE- The science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, processing, and marketing vegetables.
Some more industries….. *FLORICULTURE *FLORICULTURE- The science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, designing, and marketing flowering plants *LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY INDUSTRY *LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY INDUSTRY-The science and practice of propagating, growing, installing, maintaining, and using grasses,annual plants, shrubs, and trees in the landscape.
Additional specialized areas include: *SEED PRODUCTION *SEED PRODUCTION- The science and practice of producing, processing,and selling high-quality seed crops for use in growing a wild range of horticulture crops that grow true from seed. *RELATED OCCUPATIONS *RELATED OCCUPATIONS-Those areas that provide products and services necessary in the production of horticulture crops.
Jobs In Horticulture *Greenhouse Employee *Grounds Maintenance Employee *Gardener Center Employee *Nursery Employee *Golf Course Employee *City, State, or National Park Employee
There are other factors to consider before selecting a career: *Will the job be challenging? *What types of duties does the work involve? *What skills does the job require? *Are jobs in the field available?
Jobs in Horticulture….. Greenhouse Employee Nursery Employee Garden Center Employee Grounds Maintenance Employee Golf Course Employee City,State, or National Park Employee
Jobs that requires work with hands or tools and done outside *greenhouse Worker *propagator *tree surgeon *turf worker *greens keeper *orchardist *vegetable crop grower *Nursery grower *bedder *pruner *grounds keeper *landscape gardener *small fruit grower *farm chemicals sales worker
Jobs That May Require Advanced Training *landscape architect *teacher *plant breeder *sales person *greenhouse manager *garden center manager *pesticide specialist *consultant *researcher *office supervisor *plant disease specialist *nursery manager *pest control specialist *landscape contractor