EXPLORING THE HORTICULTURE FIELD Introductory Horticulture Modified by

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EXPLORING THE HORTICULTURE FIELD Introductory Horticulture Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September

EXPLORING THE HORTICULTURE FIELD Introductory Horticulture Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005 August 2008

What is Horticulture…. . * Horticulture includes the cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits,

What is Horticulture…. . * Horticulture includes the cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers. August 2008

The horticulture industry consist of four major divisions: * PROMOLOGY The science and practice

The horticulture industry consist of four major divisions: * PROMOLOGY The science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits. * OLERICULTURE The science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, processing, and marketing vegetables. August 2008

Some more industries…. . * FLORICULTURE The science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing,

Some more industries…. . * FLORICULTURE The science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, designing, and marketing flowering plants * LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY INDUSTRY The science and practice of propagating, growing, installing, maintaining, and using grasses, annual plants, shrubs, and trees in the landscape. August 2008

Additional specialized areas include: * SEED PRODUCTION The science and practice of producing, processing,

Additional specialized areas include: * 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-Those areas OCCUPATIONS that provide products and services necessary in the production of horticulture crops. August 2008

Jobs In Horticulture * Greenhouse Employee * Grounds Maintenance Employee * Gardener Center Employee

Jobs In Horticulture * Greenhouse Employee * Grounds Maintenance Employee * Gardener Center Employee August 2008 * Nursery Employee * Golf Course Employee * City, State, or National Park Employee

There are other factors to consider before selecting a career: * Will the job

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? August 2008

Jobs in Horticulture…. . • Greenhouse Employee • Grounds Maintenance Employee • Nursery Employee

Jobs in Horticulture…. . • Greenhouse Employee • Grounds Maintenance Employee • Nursery Employee • Golf Course Employee • Garden Center Employee August 2008 • City, State, or National Park Employee

August 2008

August 2008

Jobs that requires work with hands or tools and done outside * * *

Jobs that requires work with hands or tools and done outside * * * * greenhouse Worker propagator tree surgeon turf worker greens keeper orchardist vegetable crop grower August 2008 * * * * 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

Jobs That May Require Advanced Training * * * landscape architect teacher plant breeder sales person greenhouse manager garden center manager * pesticide specialist * consultant August 2008 * researcher * office supervisor * plant disease specialist * nursery manager * pest control specialist * landscape contractor