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Title: Exploring the Horticulture Industry


1
Exploring the Horticulture Industry
  • Chapter 1

2
AGRICULTURE
  • The production of plants animals to meet basic
    human needs.

3
HORTICULTURE
  • -the culture of plants for food, comfort
    beauty.
  • Historically, horticulture was garden culture
    derived from the Latin words hortus meaning
    garden and colere meaning culture.
  • Today horticulture is far more than garden
    culture.

4
HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY
  • -all of the activities that support meeting the
    needs of consumers for horticulture products.
  • Botany-a major area of science in horticulture
    the study of plants, including their life cycle,
    structure, growth classification.

5
HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY
  • -applying science in horticulture production
  • -controlling managing a plants environments
  • -developing using the proper cultural practices
  • Combining modern technology with a solid,
    scientific understanding of plants promotes a
    more effective management program.

6
AREAS OF HORTICULTURE
  • Ornamental horticulture-growing and using plants
    for their beauty
  • Floriculture-the production, transportation use
    of flower foliage plants
  • Landscape horticulture-producing using plants
    to make the outdoor environment more appealing

7
  • Nursery-a place where plants, shrubs ornamental
    trees are grown for transplanting to landscape
    areas
  • Interiorscaping-the use of foliage plants to
    create pleasing comfortable areas inside
    buildings
  • Foliage plants-grown sold for their beautiful
    colored leaves

8
  • Olericulture-growing, harvesting, storing,
    processing marketing of vegetables
  • Pomology-growing, harvesting, storing, processing
    marketing of fruits nuts.

9
Applied botany
  • Taxonomy-plant classification
  • Anatomy-plant structures
  • Physiology-plant functions
  • Entomology-insects
  • Pathology-plant diseases
  • Heredity-plant genetics
  • Horticulture science relates to the cultivation
    of ornamentals, vegetables fruits.

10
Famous Horticulturist
  • Theophrastus-Greek who speculated that roots of a
    plant absorbed nutrients.
  • Carolus Linnaeus-developed the taxonomy for
    classifying living organisms.
  • Gregor Mendel-considered the father of genetics.
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