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2 Exploring the Horticulture Field

3 Defining: Latin - Hortus meaning garden Culture meaning cultivation

4 Today, Hort includes: cultivation processing sale of fruits, nuts, veggies, ornamental plants and flowers.

5 As an industry horticulture contributes over $25 billion to the U.S. economy

6 Major divisions of hort industry Pomology - The science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits

7 Olericulture Vegetables

8 Floriculture Flowering plants

9 Ornamental and Landscape using grasses, annuals, shrubs, and trees in the landscape

10 Additional specialized areas seed production

11 Related Occupations those areas that provide products and services necessary in the production of hort. Crops. Ex: fertilizer, pesticides, containers, machinery,

12 Related Occupations research and education

13 Selecting a Job in a career, do you desire a job that involves: year round work regular hours a variety of tasks

14 Selecting a Job working in one place security of fringe benefits working alone working with others

15 Selecting a Job educational requirements guarantee of promotion

16 Other factors will the job be challenging what types of duties does the job involve what skills does the job involve are there jobs available

17 The future of the hort industry currently in a state of rapid growth people are becoming more concerned about their surroundings, world resources,

18 Cont. conservation, and controlling pollution

19 In the future: more plants will be used to: beautify surroundings conserve soil and control pollutants Protect and feed wildlife

20 More families will plant gardens as food costs increase

21 The future looks exceptionally good for those involved in working with plants and providing goods and services related to horticulture

22 Production of hort crops population increases and people have more leisure time, more gardening of all types will be done

23 Production of hort crops demand for fruits, veggies, ornamentals and landscaping plants will increase

24 Production of hort crops Increase in demand for veggie plants = substantial increase in production business

25 Service Industries increased need for fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, chemicals, tools and equipment

26 Marketing more people are employed in marketing than production if marketing increases all other areas will as well

27 Inspection government, private processing determine disease and insect problems and peak crop quality

28 Teaching and Extension Work more students need training, requiring more teachers quickly changing technology requires specialists and professionals

29 Research to increase production, researchers must: develop better varieties improve insect and disease resistance

30 Develop better ways to: grow harvest preserve package storing and marketing

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