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What is Horticulture? Modified by the GA Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005 Horticulture (defined): • 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 is horticulture
What is Horticulture?

Modified by the GA Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

September 2005

horticulture defined
Horticulture (defined):

• Horticulture is the art and science of growing fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals.

• Horticulture is also known as “garden or yard culture”.

what are typical jobs
• Landscape managers

• Garden center operators

• Greenhouse growers

• Nursery managers

• Golf course superintendents

• Plant, seed, chemical, and equipment sales

What Are Typical Jobs?
what are typical jobs cont
What Are Typical Jobs? (cont.)
  • Extension agents
  • Horticultural Agriculture
  • and Vo-Tech teachers
  • Public garden horticulturists
  • Orchard managers
  • Vegetable growers
  • Plant or produce inspectors
how much money can you make after graduation
How Much Money Can You Make After Graduation?

• 2000 starting salary of UGA horticulture graduate--$26,000

• Established landscape professional’s salary (according to American Nurseryman)--$45,000

majors in the uga horticulture department
Majors in the UGA Horticulture Department

• Horticulture

• Landscape and Grounds Management

• Turf Management

what does the future hold for horticulture majors
What Does the Future Hold for Horticulture Majors?

•Horticulture is a recession-proof industry.

• Good landscaping increases home sales, apartment occupancy rates, and employee productivity. This, in turn, increases demand.

why do most people become horticulturists
Why Do Most People Become Horticulturists?

• Job satisfaction--they love working with plants.

•It’s the fastest-growing agricultural commodity in the state.