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Exploring the Horticulture Field. Defining:. Latin - “Hortus” meaning garden “Culture” meaning cultivation. Today, Hort includes:. cultivation processing sale of fruits, nuts, veggies, ornamental plants and flowers. As an industry.

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  • Latin - “Hortus” meaning garden
  • “Culture” meaning cultivation
today hort includes
Today, Hort includes:
  • cultivation
  • processing
  • sale of fruits, nuts, veggies, ornamental plants and flowers.
as an industry
As an industry
  • horticulture contributes over $25 billion to the U.S. economy
major divisions of hort industry
Major divisions of hort industry
  • Pomology - The science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Flowering plants
ornamental and landscape
Ornamental and Landscape
  • using grasses, annuals, shrubs, and trees in the landscape
related occupations
Related Occupations
  • those areas that provide products and services necessary in the production of hort. Crops.
  • Ex: fertilizer, pesticides, containers, machinery,
related occupations11
Related Occupations
  • research and education
selecting a job
Selecting a Job
  • in a career, do you desire a job that involves:
  • year round work
  • regular hours
  • a variety of tasks
selecting a job13
Selecting a Job
  • working in one place
  • security of fringe benefits
  • working alone
  • working with others
selecting a job14
Selecting a Job
  • educational requirements
  • guarantee of promotion
other factors
Other factors
  • will the job be challenging
  • what types of duties does the job involve
  • what skills does the job involve
  • are there jobs available
the future of the hort industry
The future of the hort industry
  • currently in a state of rapid growth
  • people are becoming more concerned about their surroundings, world resources,
  • conservation, and controlling pollution
in the future
In the future:
  • more plants will be used to:
  • beautify surroundings
  • conserve soil and control pollutants
  • Protect and feed wildlife
more families
More families
  • will plant gardens as food costs increase
the future
The future
  • looks exceptionally good for those involved in working with plants and providing goods and services related to horticulture
production of hort crops
Production of hort crops
  • population increases and people have more leisure time, more gardening of all types will be done
production of hort crops22
Production of hort crops
  • demand for fruits, veggies, ornamentals and landscaping plants will increase
production of hort crops23
Production of hort crops
  • Increase in demand for veggie plants = substantial increase in production business
service industries
Service Industries
  • increased need for fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, chemicals, tools and equipment
  • more people are employed in marketing than production
  • if marketing increases all other areas will as well
  • government, private processing
  • determine disease and insect problems and peak crop quality
teaching and extension work
Teaching and Extension Work
  • more students need training, requiring more teachers
  • quickly changing technology requires specialists and professionals
  • to increase production, researchers must:
  • develop better varieties
  • improve insect and disease resistance
develop better ways to
Develop better ways to:
  • grow
  • harvest
  • preserve
  • package
  • storing and marketing