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Careers in Horticulture. Objectives Objective 3: Identify career opportunities in plant science. Objective 3: Identify career opportunities in plant science.

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1 Careers in Horticulture

2 Objectives Objective 3: Identify career opportunities in plant science. Objective 3: Identify career opportunities in plant science. Identify and describe the major areas of plant science. Identify and describe the major areas of plant science. Identify career opportunities in plant science, and determine the education and training they entail. Identify career opportunities in plant science, and determine the education and training they entail.

3 Career Opportunities in Plant Science Greenhouse caretaker Greenhouse caretaker Plant propagator Plant propagator Orchard Care Taker Orchard Care Taker Pesticide Applicator Pesticide Applicator Groundskeeper Groundskeeper Tractor Operator Tractor Operator Combine harvester Combine harvester

4 Career Opportunities in Plant Science Greenhouse manager Greenhouse manager Golf course manager Golf course manager Pesticide dealer Pesticide dealer Crop supply salesperson Crop supply salesperson Greenhouse supply salesperson Greenhouse supply salesperson

5 Career Opportunities in Plant Science Crop marketing specialist Crop marketing specialist Crop production specialist Crop production specialist Fertilizer technologist Fertilizer technologist Erosion control scientist Erosion control scientist Soil conservationist Soil conservationist Seed technologist Seed technologist Turf grass specialist Turf grass specialist

6 Graduate level careers in Plant Science Plant geneticist Plant geneticist Plant breeder Plant breeder Biotechnologist Biotechnologist Genetic engineer Genetic engineer Plant pathologist Plant pathologist Plant physiologist Plant physiologist Statistician Statistician Weed scientist Weed scientist

7 Some of the skills needed in the horticulture industry Growing Skills Growing Skills Watering Watering Fertilizing Fertilizing Transplanting Transplanting Seed sowing Seed sowing Disease control Disease control

8 Mechanical Skills Structure erection and maintainence Structure erection and maintainence Equipement repair Equipement repair Plumbing, heating and cooling Plumbing, heating and cooling

9 Marketing Skills Advertizing Advertizing Price Setting Price Setting Quality Control Quality Control Post Harvest Storage Post Harvest Storage Grading Grading Packaging Packaging Shipping Shipping

10 Administrative Skills Hiring/ Firing Hiring/ Firing Coordianted responsibility Coordianted responsibility Scheduling Scheduling Financial elements Financial elements Records/computer use Records/computer use Ordering Ordering Scheduling planting Scheduling planting Billing Billing

11 Legical Skills Pesticide laws and regulations Pesticide laws and regulations Interstate transportation Interstate transportation Taxes Taxes Local and state ordinances and laws Local and state ordinances and laws

12 Objective 3.2 List and explain the types of growers Wholesale grower Wholesale grower Sells to retailers Sells to retailers May not sell to the public May not sell to the public I.e. Parks in Van Buren I.e. Parks in Van Buren Retailers Retailers Sells to the public Sells to the public Ft. Smith Garden Center Ft. Smith Garden Center Shruam’s Shruam’s

13 Propagator Propagator All phases of propagation All phases of propagation Maintains light, temperature and moisture conditions Maintains light, temperature and moisture conditions

14 Growers In charge of production of one large greenhouse In charge of production of one large greenhouse Oversees every element of their assigned greenhouse Oversees every element of their assigned greenhouse

15 Head Grower Over sees several growers Over sees several growers Reports to a range superintendent Reports to a range superintendent

16 Range Superintendent Works underneath the owner Works underneath the owner Over sees multiple head growers and those under them Over sees multiple head growers and those under them

17 Production Manager In charge of 1 crop In charge of 1 crop Orders materials, supplies and fertilizer to produce the crop Orders materials, supplies and fertilizer to produce the crop

18 Marketing Manager Grading, postharvest and storage, packaging and shipment Grading, postharvest and storage, packaging and shipment Orders cartons, containers and packaging materials Orders cartons, containers and packaging materials In charge of the graders and packers In charge of the graders and packers

19 Shipping Room Manager Handles the crop from the time it comes from the greenhouse until it is packed Handles the crop from the time it comes from the greenhouse until it is packed In charge of the graders and packers In charge of the graders and packers

20 Other Career Areas Soil person Soil person Drivers Drivers General labor General labor


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