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Title: Horticulture Landscape


1
Horticulture / Landscape
  • Mr. Brudelie

2
Horticulture
  • Horticulture
  • Comes from the Latin word meaning garden
    cultivation (hortus garden and culture
    cultivation
  • Today, horticulture includes cultivation,
    processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetable,
    ornamental plants, and flowers.
  • As an industry, it contributes over 35 billion
    dollars to the U.S. economy each year.

3
Horticulture
  • The industry consists of four major divisions.
  • Pomology
  • The science and practice of growing, harvesting,
    handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree
    fruit.
  • Olericulture
  • The science and practice of growing, harvesting,
    handling, storing, processing, and marketing
    vegetables.

4
Horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • The science and practice of growing, harvesting,
    handling, storing, designing, and marketing
    flowering plants.
  • Landscape and Nursery Industry
  • The science and practice of propagating, growth,
    installing, maintaining, and using grasses,
    annual plants, shrubs, and trees in landscape.

5
Horticulture
  • Jobs in horticulture
  • Greenhouse employee
  • Grows plants in a heated glass or plastic
    greenhouse.
  • May grow either vegetables or flowers.
  • May include propagation of trees, shrubs, from
    seed or cutting.
  • Include screen, mix, and sterilize soil and place
    it in containers for growing plants.
  • A great deal of walking, and bending over plants
    and seed beds. A a lot of manual labor but it is
    not hard work. Usually the same amount of hours.

6
Horticulture
  • Nursery Employee
  • They grow seedlings and plants for landscaping,
    fruit production, and replanting forests.
  • May work in a variety of different nurseries.
  • Some specialize in fruit trees, ornamental trees
    and shrubs.
  • Prepared seedbeds all the way through sending the
    plants to customers.
  • Most of the time work will be outside even if the
    weather is bad. It is considered manual labor
    with some heavy lifting. Hours are steady
    throughout the year.

7
Horticulture
  • Grounds
  • Maintenance employee that will care for the area
    surrounding a place of business, school, ect.
  • The work will provide variety but is not
    strenuous. Employees will work steady hours.
  • A person should not mind working alone, but
    should enjoy working with plants, tools, and
    small garden equipment.

8
Horticulture
  • Golf Course Employee
  • Will be in charge of maintenance on the golf
    course.
  • Usually 8 hours a day
  • In the southern states work will be year round
  • In the northern states work ranges from March to
    October or November.

9
Horticulture
  • Park employee
  • Do whatever is needed for the proper maintenance
    of parks.
  • This includes maintaining trees, shrubs,flowers
    and lawns that make up the park area.
  • Average hourly rate for city, state, or national
    park employees 1992
  • Unskilled workers 5.50
  • Skilled Workers 6.80
  • Supervisors 12.50

10
Future of the Hort. Ind
  • The industry is currently is a state of rapid
    growth.
  • Many jobs using the newest technology are now
    available.
  • Employment which involves working with plants or
    providing goods and services related to the hort
    industry will be widely available.

11
Future of the Hort. Ind
  • Production of horticultural crops
  • Service Industries
  • Marketing
  • Inspection
  • Teaching and Extension work
  • Research
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