Horticulture is technically the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food (fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, culinary herbs) and non-food crops (flowers, trees and shrubs, turf-grass, hops, medicinal herbs). It also includes related services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design/construction/maintenance, arboriculture, horticultural therapy, and much more. This range of food, medicinal, environmental, and social products and services are all fundamental to developing and maintaining human health and well-being.
There is a great scope of Horticulture. Horticulture production is less as compared and hence very high demand in market. The agricultural sectors getting priority in the new five year plan outlay. There is definitely positive factor in keeping hope for bringing area under irrigation, many irrigation projects, major and minor are in progress and many would be undertaken in near future. Number of percolation tanks is being constructed and new schemes. In India because of large population man power is easily available and as compared to other countries the labor is cheap which definitely help in keeping down the production cost.
A horticulturist has immense scope to establish and flourish their start-up as this is one arena of the public as well as private sector that can never run out of business.
Options available as jobs in the field:
- Horticultural Consultant
- Plant Propagation
- Horticultural Scientist/Researcher
- Landscape Contracting and Management
- Biotechnology in Agriculture
- Professional Floral Design
- Management Strategies in Public Horticulture
- Fruit and Vegetable Production
- Botany & Physiology of Cultivated Plants
- Restoration Ecology
- Intersections of Nature and Culture
- Nutrient Cycling and Management
- Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives
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