What is Horticulture?. Horticulture Horticulture is the art and science of growing fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals. Horticulture is also known.

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  • Slide 1
  • What is Horticulture?
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  • Horticulture Horticulture is the art and science of growing fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals. Horticulture is also known as garden or yard culture.
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  • What Are Typical Jobs? Landscape managers Garden center operators Greenhouse growers Nursery managers Golf course superintendents Plant, seed, chemical, and equipment sales
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  • What Are Typical Jobs? Extension agents Horticultural Agriculture and Vo-Tech teachers Public garden horticulturists Orchard managers Vegetable growers Plant or produce inspectors
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  • 2010 starting salary of OSU horticulture graduate--$34,000 Established landscape professionals salary (according to American Nurseryman)--$5,000
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  • Plant Health Management Landscape Horticulture Turfgrass Science Management
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  • Horticulture is a recession-proof industry. Horticulture is a recession-proof industry. Good landscaping increases home sales, apartment occupancy rates, and employee productivity. This, in turn, increases demand. Good landscaping increases home sales, apartment occupancy rates, and employee productivity. This, in turn, increases demand. What Does the Future Hold for Horticulture Majors?
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  • Why Do Most People Become Horticulturists? Job satisfaction-- they love working with plants. Its the fastest- growing agricultural commodity in the state.
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  • How Large Is the Industry?

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