Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

We live in a world of green and growing things; fruits, vegetables, flowers and other types of plants not only make our world beautiful, but they also provide the food we need.  The plant world contains thousands of varieties of plants that Horticulturists study and conduct experiments on to develop ways to maximize their growth and health.  They may determine optimal soil composition, research chemical-free pest management solutions or oversee nurseries and greenhouses.

Also known as: Nursery & Greenhouse Manager, Garden Center Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Grower, Harvesting Manager, Nursery Manager, Perennial House Manager, Production Manager, Propagation Manager
Learning Strategies
Financial Management
Management of Materials
Personnel Management
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Evaluation
Determine the water, light, soil and fertilization needs of plant life
Identify and manage diseases, parasites and fungi that threaten plants
Conduct experiments based upon their research
Prepare soil for planting and transplanting
Produce plants through propagation, cultivation and grafting methods
Prune and trim plants
Apply fertilizers and pesticides
Uphold safety and regulatory standards
Advise farmers, landscapers and agencies on plant and crop care and management

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